FA Cup 3rd Round

Manchester United 2:0 Reading

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    Date - Saturday, January 05 2019
    Kickoff Time - 1230 Hrs GMT
    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester




    FA Cup form guide

    Manchester United:
    Reading:


    Previous Meetings In the FA Cup

    Manchester United 4—0 Reading

    Manchester United 2—1 Reading

    Reading 2—3 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1—1 Reading

    Reading 0—3 Manchester United


    All-Time Record In the FA Cup

    Manchester United wins: 8
    Reading wins: 1
    Draws: 5


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Ole Gunnar Solskjær


    José Manuel Gomes



    Team News

    Manchester United

    Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly ruled out. Scott McTominay doubtful.


    Reading

    Tom McIntyre, Saeid Ezatolahi, Leandro Bacuna and Tyler Blackett ruled out. Jordan Obita doubtful.


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    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.


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    Suvvernmanc

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    I live 8 miles from Reading. They are my 2nd team and i watch them when i can at the Majdeski.

    They are absolutely shocking at the moment. They are playing awful football under another new manager that just can't get a tune out of the players. The crowd are already showing discontent towards him and they will almost certainly go down come the summer. The feeling within the club is that the owners dont care, the board have picked another poor manager and the players just are not good enough.

    Our 2nd team should walk this game and should score a few goals.
     

    charlenefan

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    Team should be...

    ---------------Romero---------------
    Valencia--Darmian--Jones--Young
    ----------Fred-------Fellaini----------
    Mata---------Andreas---------Sanchez
    ---------------Lukaku---------------

    Subs: Grant, McTominay, Gomes, Chong, Lingard, Martial, Greenwood

    Defence looks shit (assume Dalot is injured) but we need to keep Lindelöf fit
     

    paulscholes18

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    Romero
    Darmian Lindelof Jones Young
    Fred Pereira Fellaini
    Sanchez Lukaku Gomes
     

    bosnian_red

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    In that case...

    Romero
    Dalot Lindelof Jones Young
    Fellaini
    Fred Pereira
    Lingard Lukaku Sanchez
    Greenwood, Chong, Gomes all to be subbed on. 4-0 win, Greenwood with a debut goal, Lukaku x2, Sanchez with the other.
     

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    Martial
    Romero
    Dalot-VNL-Jones-Darmian
    ---------------Fellaini---------------
    -----Andreas---------Fred------
    Sanchez-----------------Gomes
    ----------------Lukaku--------------

    Subs: Grant-Laird-Bernard-McT-Chong-Lingard-Greenwood
     

    Crackers

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    I think we should play Valencia in this. I don't want to see him in another first team game, and Young could do with a nice rest before Spurs
     

    Havak

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    While I think we should be resting as many as possible that played a lot over the Christmas period, I think Ole will be desperate to do well in this competition as it's our only realistic chance at silverware. It could also be his only chance to win a significant trophy as a manager without wanting to sound too pessimistic, so he'll want to snatch it with both hands.

    Gomes and Greenwood will be in the 18 for sure, but I'm not certain either will start. If I was Ole, I'd be going with a front three of Sanchez, Lukaku, and Mata and saying "go and win this in an hour for me so I can bring the kids on, give me a headache for the Spurs match". However, with Mata starting against the Magpies, it might not be him starting here.

    Hopefully, Dalot and Rojo are fully fit so we can go with something like this:

    Romero
    Dalot Jones Rojo Darmian
    Pereira Fellaini Fred
    Mata Lukaku Sanchez
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    Grant; Valencia, McTominay, Garner; Chong, Gomes, Greenwood​

    Lindelof has played every minute and been our best defender for a while, so, we need him rested for Spurs. We might as well rest everyone who is likely to start at Spurs while we're at it, but Jones might have to start out of necessity. Hopefully, we can get the goals early and bring the kids on. Reading are shite at the moment and ship goals to average attacks. Should romp to a win by at least three goals really.
     

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    First time in a couple years I'll make it to a game at Old Trafford, I'm looking forward to it.

    Hope to see a strong but rotated XI, then youth options on the bench.
     

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    Solskjaer will be taking the cups seriously. Good chance for him and the lads to pick up a trophy.

    I expect something close to full strength with a couple of the squad players getting minutes subs reserved for late run outs for Gomes and possibly Chong if the score dictates. Greenwood will be on the bench to give him experience of a match day and a taste of the dressing room.


    De Gea
    Dalot - Jones - Lindelof - Shaw

    Pereira - Fred - Fellaini

    Lingard - Lukaku - Sanchez

    Subs:
    Pogba
    Gomes
    Chong/Mata
     

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    In that case...

    Romero
    Dalot Lindelof Jones Young
    Fellaini
    Fred Pereira
    Lingard Lukaku Sanchez
    Greenwood, Chong, Gomes all to be subbed on. 4-0 win, Greenwood with a debut goal, Lukaku x2, Sanchez with the other.
    This is how I'd line up, apart from playing Darmian instead of Lindelöf. Subs all spot on, let's hope we can go into half-time at 3-0 and unleash the youngsters sooner rather than later. That there's no space for a youth player in the starting eleven speaks to our squad depth.
     

    ErranMorad

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    I hope De Gea starts. I wouldn't be taking any chances with Romero, who, imo, is a calamity.

    De Gea
    Dalot Lindelof Jones Yong
    Fred Pereira Fellaini
    Greenwood Lukaku Sanchez


     

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    Wholesale changes.

    Grant
    Dalot Lindelof Smalling Darmian
    Andreas Fred
    Chong Lingard Sanchez
    Lukaku​
     
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    SparkedIntoLife

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    I would go for at least 9 changes due to all the recent fixtures and Reading’s poor form.

    Romero; Dalot (Darmian if still injured), Young, Bailly, Jones; Fellaini, Fred, Pereira; Sanchez, Lingard, Lukaku

    Subs - Grant, Darmian, Lindelof, Garner, Gomes, Martial, Greenwood
     

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    I hope De Gea starts. I wouldn't be taking any chances with Romero, who, imo, is a calamity.

    De Gea
    Dalot Lindelof Jones Yong
    Fred Pereira Fellaini
    Greenwood Lukaku Sanchez


    You must be mixing Romero up with some-one else??
     

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    Romero
    Dalot. Jones. Rojo. Damian
    Felliani
    Fred. Perriera
    Lingard. Lukaku. Sanchez.

    Subs: Chong, Gomes, Greenwood, Mata,Martial,Valencia ,Young.
     

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    Pogba Matic Herrera and Rashford shoulnt be anywhere near this game


    Romero
    Dalot Darmian Jones Young
    Fred Fellaini Perreira
    Lingard Lukaku Sanchez​
     

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    Romero
    Dalot. Jones. Rojo. Damian
    Felliani
    Fred. Perriera
    Lingard. Lukaku. Sanchez.

    Subs: Chong, Gomes, Greenwood, Mata,Martial,Valencia ,Young.
    Does Fellaini have to play?
    I have found the games much more enjoyable without his presence.
     

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    Romero
    Valencia - Jones - Rojo - Darmian
    Fred- Periera - Fellaini
    Mata - Lukaku - Sanchez
    Should be enough to secure the qualification. Hopefully Gomes or Greenwood get some time off the bench.
     

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    Romero
    Dalot Jones Smalling Darmian
    Fred Periera Gomes
    Greenwood Lukaku Sanchez​

    Ole has already said Greenwood will play against Reading and I rather think he means to start him.

    Gomes is going to be a star. Just want to throw that out there.
     

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    Shaw, Ander, Pogba and Rashford shouldn't start. Then again it's FA cup, chance for a title, so not too many changes.
     

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    Romero
    Dalot - Lindelof - Jones - Darmian
    Andreas - Fred
    Chong - Lingard - Sanchez
    Lukaku​

    Gomes & Greenwood on off the bench hopefully.
     

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    There is an argument that this 2nd team might be better than the first;

    Hopefully some of our CB are back

    Romero
    Dalot - Jones - Rojo - Darmian
    Fellaini
    Fred - Perrera
    Mata - Lukaku - Alexis


    IMO this is the team we need to play at spurs so rest as much as you can

    DDG
    Young - Lindeloff - someone - Shaw
    Herrera - Matic
    Lingard - Pogba - Martial
    Rashford


    If Sanchez and or Alexis plays a blinder there may be hope for them to start at Spurs..
     

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    Romero
    Dalot Jones Rojo Darmian
    Mata Fred Pereira
    Lingard Lukaku Sanchez

    De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Rashford and Martial all absolutely have to be starting vs Spurs. If Ole has any sense whatsoever he'll give any of those that need it a rest at the weekend. The other two spots can be taken from the weekend's standout performers at CB and up front.

    Would love to see Gomes or Chong get a start instead of Lingard or Mata.
     
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    Would have had both Smalling & Rojo as my centre backs but I believe they are still injured? Therefore would go with the following:

    4-3-1-2

    Romero

    Valencia
    Jones
    Darmian
    Dalot

    Gomes
    A.Pereira
    Fred

    Mata

    Sanchez
    Lukaku


    subs:

    Grant
    Young
    Lindelof
    Fellaini
    Lingard
    Greenwood
    Chong


    Prediction - Man Utd 3-0 Reading
     

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    Matic, Herrera, Shaw, Pogba, Lingard, Martial, Rashford and Lindelöf should all be rested. Sub appearances at best. We don't have sufficient cover for any of them and need them fresh for the Spurs game. That dimwit Bailly really throws a spanner in the works to the point where I'd consider playing Fellaini at CB just to give Jones some time off too, but his presence comes in handy in midfield.

    Grant
    Valencia Darmian Jones Dalot
    Fred Fellaini Pereira
    Greenwood Sanchez Chong

    Hope to see Gomes off the bench, and expect Lukaku to feature as well.

    If we can't beat them with that lot we deserve to go out.
     

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    I'd like to see the below team with Greenwood and Chong coming off the bench but I think Fellaini will start rather than one of Gomes or Pereira.


     

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    Rest a lot of a d give our youth prospects a chance. Here is my preferred line-up

    Romero

    Dalot, Lindelof, Jones, Young

    Fred, Garner, Perreira

    Greenwood, Lukaku, Sanchez

    Subs
    De Gea, Roshun Williams, Shaw, Mctom, Fellani, Chong, Gomes,
     

    Bola

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    Matic, Herrera, Shaw, Pogba, Lingard, Martial, Rashford and Lindelöf should all be rested. Sub appearances at best. We don't have sufficient cover for any of them and need them fresh for the Spurs game. That dimwit Bailly really throws a spanner in the works to the point where I'd consider playing Fellaini at CB just to give Jones some time off too, but his presence comes in handy in midfield.

    Grant
    Valencia Darmian Jones Dalot
    Fred Fellaini Pereira
    Greenwood Sanchez Chong

    Hope to see Gomes off the bench, and expect Lukaku to feature as well.

    If we can't beat them with that lot we deserve to go out.
    Good points on resting Jones and Lindelof. I had them in my preferred line-up as I see a low fatigue risk, plus a lack of obvious cover

    Roshun Williams could be a starting option
     

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    Very disappointed this is not on free to air television. I expect Greenwood to feature. Romero will play in goal. I think we'll also see Sanchez and Fred return to the starting lineup. Rashford should be rested.
     

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    Romero
    Dalot - Lindelof - Jones - Darmian
    Andreas - Fred
    Chong - Lingard - Sanchez
    Lukaku​

    Gomes & Greenwood on off the bench hopefully.
    That's the front 4 I want to see. I think starting Chong would be brillliant, so we could see how he fares at RW. Could save us alot of money.
     

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    We could win this comfortably even with a heavily rotated first 11, spreading more confidence throughout the whole squad. A decent run out at home before spurs, another ole victory, nice. Things are going well. We’ve been lucky with this run of games while ole gets used to the squad. A few harder games and mixed results and it’s a totally different vibe around the club. Thanks for the nice Xmas and NY present Ole : )
     
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