Manchester United are aiming to win the FA Cup for just a second time since 2004 and will begin their quest for the trophy with a home fixture against struggling Championship side Reading.
The Red Devils have appeared a team reborn under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who became the first United boss since Matt Busby to win his first four league matches thanks to a 2-0 midweek win over Newcastle.
Squads & Team News
Position Manchester United squad
Goalkeepers Grant, Romero
Defenders Jones, Dalot, Shaw, Young, Darmian, Lindelof
Midfielders Garner, McTominay, Pereira, Fellaini, Fred, Mata
Forwards Lukaku, Rashford, Martial, Chong, Sanchez
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have close to a full squad to select from for the visit of Reading, although Eric Bailly is still absent from the heart of the defence due to suspension and Chris Smalling is sidelined.
Marcos Rojo and Scott McTominay are doubtful, while Paul Pogba is unlikely to play after picking up a knock against Newcastle.
The new boss will use this match as a chance to allow his fringe players to impress and give the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez some extended game time.
Possible Man Utd Starting XI: Romero; Dalot, Lindelof, Jones, Young; Fred, Fellaini; Mata, Pereira, Sanchez; Lukaku
Position Reading squad
Goalkeepers Mannone, Jaakkola, Walker, Legg
Defenders Moore, Ilori, McShane, O'Shea, Obita, Blackett, Richards, Yiadom, Gunter
Midfielders Ezatolahi, Swift, Bacuna, Meyler, Edwards, Rinomhota, Kelly
Forwards Meita, Harriott, Barrow, McCleary, Sims, Popa, Aluko, Baldock, Bodvarsson, McNulty
Reading do not have their problems to seek prior to this match, with former Manchester United youngster Tyler Blackett suspended along with midfielder Leandro Bacuna.
On the injury front, Paul McShane, Jordan Obita and Saeid Ezatolahi are all missing, while Chris Gunter is doubtful.
Possible Reading Starting XI: Jaakkola; Yiadom, Ilori, O’Shea, Richards; Swift, Rinomhota, McCleary, Barrow, Aluko; Meite
Betting & Match Odds
Manchester United are red-hot favourites, priced at 1/8 with bet365. A draw can be backed at 9/1, while Reading are 25/1 outsiders to pull off a massive shock. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇