Pogba an injury doubt for Man United's FA Cup date with Reading

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

United would hold on to the win despite a good Reading performance, confirming their spot in the draw for the next round.

Fred was an unused substitute against Newcastle in midweek and deserves a start here, as does Andreas Periera; he has been restored to the fold under Solskjaer, but is yet to start a match.

Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading was their fifth triumph on the bounce.

"We are Manchester United and we try to go out there and win every game".

"I think the more games you play, you mentioned he's played almost 150 games now, I think having a manager who's been a striker, who's been in those positions can speak to you in a way I guess maybe others haven't been able to". Today's game appears a hiding to nothing, and yet O'Shea, now 37, is determined to make the most of what will nearly certainly be his last visit to his old home as a player.

"I have had plenty of time to speak to them and not much time to train, so if any of the players think it's a holiday they're wrong".

That trio is likely to start on the bench against Tottenham, with Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard seemingly Solskjaer's preferred front three.

"I've enjoyed working with them, they want to learn and improve, that's key".

"I've been banging on in these columns about man-management being an important element of modern day football - how coaches still need to "manage" the mentality and emotions of their team".

Solskjaer's squad hot-footed it to the airport after the game, with the side heading to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp ahead of next Sunday's return to Premier League action at Tottenham.

"We do a lot of stuff together off the pitch and now we are going to be together for a week and hopefully it can help make us an even tighter unit".

FW Alexis Sanchez, 6 - Had United's first chance with a shot that just dipped over the bar and set up Romelu Lukaku's goal with an inch-perfect pass.

Royals full-back Andy Yiadom said: "We came out here and we just wanted to express ourselves and do what the manager's been telling us to do". They press very high, they recovered balls in the offensive midfield.

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