The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Saturday, January 07 2017
Kickoff Time - 1230 Hrs GMT
Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester
FA Cup form guide
Manchester United: N/A
Previous Meetings in the FA Cup
Manchester United 2 : 1 Reading
Reading 2 : 3 Manchester United
Manchester United 1 : 1 Reading
Reading 0 : 3 Manchester United
Manchester United 4 : 1 Reading
All-Time Record in the FA Cup
Manchester United wins - 7
Reading wins - 1
Draws - 5
Eric Bailly unavailable (AFCON).
Deniss Rakels and Stephen Quinn ruled out.
Know the opposition
Reading Football Club (nicknamed The Royals) are a professional football club based in Reading, Berkshire. They were formed on 25 December 1871, following a public meeting at the Bridge Street Rooms organised by the future club secretary Joseph Edward Sydenham. The early matches were played at Reading Recreation Ground, and later the club held fixtures at Reading Cricket Ground, Coley Park and Caversham Cricket Ground.The switch to professionalism in 1895 resulted in the need for a bigger ground and, to this end, the club moved again, to the purpose-built Elm Park on 5 September 1896. Reading were elected to the Third Division South of the Football League in 1920. Before going out of business in 1992, Aldershot were Reading's biggest rivals. Since Aldershot's exile, Reading's main local rivalries have been with Oxford United and Swindon Twon. When the three teams had shared a division, their rivalry was referred to as the "Didcot Triangle". They have been playing their home games at The Madejski Stadium since 1988.