FA Cup 3rd Round

Manchester United 2:0 Reading

Man Utd 2:0 Reading

Old Trafford

Date:
Sat, 05 January 2019
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  1. Jan 5, 2019

    MoskvaRed Full Member

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    Class goal (just seconds after enduring more gurning from Jones).
  2. Jan 5, 2019

    TwoSheds More sheds (and tiles) than you, probably

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    McTominay looks like he's got even less idea what he's doing on the pitch than I do.
  3. Jan 5, 2019

    Jazz Full Member

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    Good. If he had missed there I would have been fuming!
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    Camy89 Love Island obsessive

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    It annoys me when Reading are allowed to pass it around the box and get a decent shot off which Romero saves. His reaction, to look tiresomely around and not utter a word. If I were him I'd be screaming at my defence, I'd be fecking livid.
  5. Jan 5, 2019

    hobbers Full Member

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    Fair play to Sanchez when he doesn't overplay it he can really pick a pass.
  6. Threadmark: Half-time (45+5')
    Jan 5, 2019

    Mr.Ridiculous__ The name says it all

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    Great pass.
    Great finish.
  7. 45+5 min

    Jan 5, 2019

    Half-time

    We lead 2:0 at the break but in truth Reading have been the better side. They've enjoyed the majority of possession and created a number of good chances. Our make-shift defence definitely looks very ropey with Reading finding a lot of space in behind on more than one occassion.

    We took our chances though while they haven't. First Mata's penalty and then Lukaku's late first-half goal.

    Hopefully better to come from us in the second-half.

    First-half stats

    Possession
    Man Utd 36%
    Reading 64%

    Shots
    Man Utd 5
    Reading 4

    Shots on Target
    Man Utd 3
    Reading 2

    Corners
    Man Utd 0
    Reading 2

    Fouls
    Man Utd 7
    Reading 6
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    Red Katie The least positive person in match threads ever

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    I'd be happy if I never saw a few of these players again. Namely McT, Sanchez, Darmian, Jones.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Lovely pass and finish.
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    peridigm Full Member

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    Can’t stand the thumb suck.
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    Nick7 Full Member

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    Fantastic goal.
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    How are we 2-0 up :lol:
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    Crackers Coolest Cracker in the box

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    Beautiful by Lukaku!!
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    GDaly95 Sexist Pig

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    Young getting outdone by some of the most basic and predictable turning you'll ever see.

    And in our own box.
  15. Jan 5, 2019

    Tom Van Persie No relation

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    Brilliant pass from Alexis.
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    This. We’ve seen such performances plenty of times over the years. Struggle for fluidity but in the end the individual quality will shine through.

    As I type this - 2-0.

    A few interceptions and couple threaded passes doesn’t make up for the amount of times he’s lost the ball. Hopefully it’s just an adjusting period for him.

    On a different note, Sanchez and Lukaku doesn’t seem to have much chemistry - even though that was a great run, ball and finish.
  17. Jan 5, 2019

    LingiBW New Member

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    Does Lukaku have a baby or lost one? His sucking thumb celebration?
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    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    Sucker punch. Take that Reading!
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    RedTillI'mDead A Key Tool

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    Class finish from Lukaku.

    He is showing his worth if used properly.

    He might not have skill or passing of Rashford, but as last man he is one of the best.
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    FrantikChicken Full Member

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    <3 Lukaku. Has scored in every game since coming back
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    Pereira not really doing anything with his chance today.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Nice pick from Alexis, good take and finish Lukaku.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    I am sure that will improve once he plays more and his confidence builds up. I think he will fit well into Ole's style of play.
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    tenpoless Full Member

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    Was that Lukaku? wtf.
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    Crackers Coolest Cracker in the box

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    Because despite how bad we're playing, we have some good players? It's reading ffs
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    That is a great run by Lukaku. If he does this more often, he will get many chances each game
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    Tom Van Persie No relation

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    The run from Lukaku was fecking perfect.
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    Drifter American

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    Great first touch and goal from Lukaku.
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    GifLord The gif that keeps on giffing

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    Reading chance - Romero with the save

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    izec Full Member

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    Darmian was our best player this half
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    Dargonk Ninja Scout Scout

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    Good pass and run for that goal
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    Terrific run by Lukaku.
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    Oldyella Full Member

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    Yeah. He deserves a clean sheet just like every other player, but he looks lost today.
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    ken11 Full Member

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    Good run from Rom.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Come on. Darmian has actually played very well, and Sanchez, despite very limited supply, has been dangerous. Great throughball for Lukakus goal.
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    Crackers Coolest Cracker in the box

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    Supersub!
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    That was a good bit of CF play that. All about his run and a deft touch round the keeper.

    Goes to show what he can do when the ball is played in front of him and he’s not being used incorrectly as a target man.
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    Chairman Woodie Full Member

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    I feel sorry for Reading. They have played well since conceding the penalty.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    What utter drivel.
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    haram Full Member

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    Some pathetic stuff out there. Still, cant complain too much being 2-0 up.
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    Handré1990 Full Member

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    That did not just fecking happen! :eek: Lukaku with a worldie touch to round the keeper!!!:D
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    Sanchez and Lukaku were hopeless all half, then right at the end wonderful pass from Sanchez and a brilliant finish by Lukaku.

    Hopefully we improve 2nd half
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    wythyred Full Member

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    Most of em have been dreadful however I am willing to give Sanchez the benefit of the doubt as it's his first game back and you can see he has the quality.
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