Tigers agree Manucho deal
Hull City have agreed a deal to sign Man Utd striker Manucho on loan for the rest of the season.
Last Updated: 16/01/09 8:15pm
Hull City have agreed a deal to sign Manchester United striker Manucho on loan for the rest of the season.
Manucho has yet to make an impact at Old Trafford since signing for the Premier League champions 12 months ago.
He spent the second half of last term on loan at Panathinaikos as he waited to secure a work permit to play for United.
The Angolan clinched a work permit at the start of this season and has so far made three substitute appearances for Sir Alex Ferguson's side.
The imposing forward will now be given the chance to build up his experience of English football by seeing out the season at the KC Stadium.
City boss Phil Brown will be hoping Manucho can emulate the impact made by Fraizer Campbell, who spent most of last term on loan from United.
"We've agreed a loan till the end of the season with Manchester United for Manucho," confirmed Brown. "The lad is a proven goalscorer at certain levels, 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. He has a presence about him.
"He hasn't got the pace of Fraizer Campbell but hopefully he has the goalscoring instincts."