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5 Jan 2019

Manchester United vs Reading: Squad News, Predictions, Betting & Odds

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will attempt to make it five wins from five as his club begin their FA Cup campaign on Saturday at Old Trafford

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.
Saturday’s fixture sees Reading visit Old Trafford, with Jose Gomes’ side lying second from bottom in the second flight with just four wins to their credit all season.

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.

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