• Hull have conceded only three goals in eight Barclays Premier League home games this season.
  • In fact, Hull have the best home defence in the Premier League this season (three goals conceded).
  • Manchester United have won the last seven matches in all competitions against Hull.
  • The last time this fixture was played Wayne Rooney scored all four in a 4-0 win for the Red Devils at Old Trafford in January 2010.
  • Manchester United have won 16 of the last 17 games they have played on December 26, with the defeat away Middlesbrough in 2002 the exception.
  • Hull’s only previous Premier League game on December 26 was a 5-1 defeat at Man City which saw then-manager Phil Brown conduct the half-time team talk on the pitch.
  • Danny Welbeck has scored in successive PL games for the first time since April 2012.
  • Welbeck has not scored in three successive Premier League appearances since November 2010 (playing for Sunderland) – the only previous time that he has managed this.
  • Wayne Rooney (149 goals for Man Utd) is one goal away from becoming only the second player in Premier League history to reach the 150 goal mark for a single Premier League club (Thierry Henry – 175 for Arsenal).
  • Of current Premier League sides, Hull City have the lowest points per game record in December (0.80 - 12 points from 15 games).