• Premier League

Fletcher starts with Carrick returning to United bench

ESPN staff
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Michael Carrick has handed David Moyes a boost with the midfielder named on the bench for Manchester United at Hull after six weeks out with an Achilles injury.

Carrick last featured for United in the 1-0 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 10.

Darren Fletcher also makes his first start for United since December 1, 2012, when he played his part in a 4-3 victory at Reading. His last goal came on November 24, 2012, against Queens Park Rangers.

Ashley Young comes in on the left for Adnan Januzaj, while Danny Welbeck has shaken off a knee injury to keep his place up front.

Hull: McGregor, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Elmohamady, Figueroa, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Graham, Sagbo

Substitutes: Harper, Rosenior, Faye, McShane, Koren, Boyd, Fryatt

Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Evans, Smalling, Evra, Valencia, Fletcher, Cleverley, Young, Welbeck, Rooney

Substitutes: Lindegaard, Vidic, Carrick, Fabio, Kagawa, Januzaj, Hernandez

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