Hull entertain Manchester United today and Hunt rates the visitors as title favourites.
"Lads like Wayne Rooney, for example, will kick you back if you kick them - and that is the way it should be.
"It is football and it's physical - and you need that physical contact in the game."
But, while winger Hunt plots to heap more misery on United at the KC Stadium today, he fully expects Fergie's fighters to emerge at the top of the pile when it matters in May.
Hunt, signed for £3.5million from Reading last summer, added: "United will be a proper tough game. We shall be physical and so will they.
"But they have everything and they are still the side to beat for anyone wanting to win the league.
"They have world-class players all over the pitch, but they also have that edge about them where they always give as good as they get.