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Garcia: Hull ready for Man Utd clash

Richard Garcia is looking forward to Hull City's clash with Manchester United today. "There's a great buzz around the place," he said. "It's one of those things where victories breed confidence and the confidence has done us well. The secret has been everyone's attitude, everyone's will to win and desire to succeed. People wrote us off, so proving people wrong comes into it as well. Hopefully that continues, but we have to be wary of becoming complacent and losing that hunger."

Hull manager Phil Brown has made it clear to his players that there is still plenty of hard work ahead.

"You have to keep your feet on the ground and not get carried away with yourself, and the manager is wary of it," said Garcia. "People here are mentioning a third-place finish but ... it is still really, really, early days. Okay, we've caused some upsets but the Premier League is a long-haul race and it is about being consistent."

Even so, Garcia admits Hull can now afford to dream a little.

"We would take 16th place [and survival], but the way we have started I don't think we would be happy with that," he said. "The high you get when you take a big scalp like Arsenal is such a good feeling - you want to mimic that every week. I'm sure that we're also catching a lot of teams cold because they haven't done their homework on us and they're taking us for granted ... it's good to see a team like us go up and compete and not fall prey to the usual happenings."

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