Hull land Manucho on loan from United
"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."