Hull land Manucho on loan from United

Hull City have agreed to sign Manchester United striker Manucho on loan for the remainder of the season. The Angolan forward, who has made one Premier League and two Carling Cup appearances to date this season follows in the footsteps of fellow Reds front-man Fraizer Campbell, who helped guide the Tigers to the top flight last season with 15 league goals for Phil Brown's side . The 25-year-old could make his City debut against Arsenal at the KC Stadium on Saturday evening, providing a work permit can be acquired in time.

"The lad is a proven goalscorer at certain levels," said Brown, "though not yet at Premier League level. He is 6ft 3in, 6ft 4in, great stature, he has a good eye for goal, and is certainly good aerially."

Hull are also hoping to capture former Liverpool right-back Steve Finnan, who currently plays for Espanyol in Spain, however questions over the 32-year-old's fitness continue to cast doubt over the transfer. The Irishman has been suffering with a long-standing thigh problem.

"It is a long way from being complete," said Brown. "He has been injured and I think he has only played four games for Espanyol, which is a concern of ours, hence the reason he has undergone a medical to the extent he has.

"We are pulling out all the stops. We are making sure we are doing this one properly."