Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will manage his first Cup game as a Manchester United manager when his side meets Reading on the FA Cup third round. The Red Devils have won their last four games under the watchful eyes of their caretaker manager scoring plenty of goals in the process. The feel-good factor that was fast vanishing is back around Old Trafford which is brilliant to see considering the sorry state of affairs under Jose Mourinho. United was beaten finalists last time around and they would love to go far in this classic tournament once again.
Paul Pogba is likely to be given rest considering Manchester United next play Tottenham Hotspurs. The French midfielder took a knock in the game against Newcastle United and would not be risked. Solskjaer confirmed both Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez will start against Reading in order to give them more game time. Sanchez is only just returning from a lengthy layoff and will benefit from this game. Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo are both out of the tie leaving the home team short of options at the back.
Reading are sweating on the fitness of Liam Moore who has been troubled by calf injury of late but did make a substitute appearance against Swansea. Callum Harriot also found himself on the scoresheet after returning from a long-term injury and will be rearing to go out and play against Manchester United. The defence will be the key for Reading if they are to escape a hammering at Old Trafford. They are in a bit of bother in their championship currently with no victories in their last ten games.
Manchester United are on a song but Cup competitions are often known to produce shock results. If the Red Devils avoid complacency, then there is no way they should not progress to the next round.
When is Manchester United vs Reading, EPL 2018-19 Football Match? Know Date, Time and Venue Details.
In the English Premier League (EPL), Reading takes on Manchester United on January 05, i.e. Saturday. The game will take place at the Old Trafford, with the start time of 06.00 p.m (IST).
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