Hull City have struck a deal to sign Manchester United striker Manucho on loan for the rest of the season.

The Angolan frontman has made one Barclays Premier League appearance for United, who let him spend part of last season on loan at Panathinaikos.

Hull have not yet secured a work permit for the 25-year-old but hope they will be able to achieve that before Saturday's match against Arsenal.

Tigers boss Phil Brown is optimistic Manucho will be a useful addition to his squad.

He said: "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."