Mourinho Reveals Names Of United’s Team Against Reading

The boss Jose Mourinho has revealed who will be playing for Manchester United in this afternoon’s FA Cup third-round tie against Reading at Old Trafford (KO 12:30 GMT). There are nine changes in total from the 2-0 Premier League win against the Hammers, with Marcos Rojo and Michael Carrick the only players to keep their place in the starting XI.

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Ashley Young will make his 150th appearance for United. Teenage sensation Marcus Rashford is starting, and Wayne Rooney and goalkeeper Sergio Romero will also start the FA Cup third-round tie. German machine Bastian Schweinsteiger is among a strong substitutes’ bench which also includes Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic – in case things go wrong.

Eric Bailly is the only absentee as the defender prepares for the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast. 

THE TWO TEAMS

United XI: Romero, Young, Smalling, Rojo, Blind, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Rooney (c), Martial, Rashford.

Substitutes: J. Pereira, Fosu-Mensah, Jones, Schweinsteiger, Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Ibrahimovic.

Reading XI: Al-Habsi, Gunter (c), Blackett, L.Moore, Van den Berg, Evans, Williams, Kelly, Beerens, McCleary, Kermorgant.

Substitutes: S.Moore, Cooper, Swift, Obita, Samuel, Meite, Watson.

With this lineup by Mourinho, United should win this FA Cup tie at Old Trafford . . .

Up Man U!

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