The round of 32 of the 2022-2023 FA Cup will have Manchester United hosting Reading at Old Trafford. Check out the potential lineups of both teams for this match.
There are still a lot of big teams in the 2022-2023 FA Cup round of 32. Manchester United vs Reading at Old Trafford will have one of those. Find out the probable lineups of these teams.
Manchester United continue to fight for the title on four different fronts. They took a huge step towards the Carabao Cup final on Wednesday, beating Nottingham Forest 3-0, but they will have to close out the semi-final. This time they have opponents from a lower division, so the Red Devils must be sure not to get overconfident ahead.
Reading will need to be at their best if they are to dethrone Manchester United on the road. They are in England’s second division, although their 14th place in the Championship is not favourable. Their streak is just one win in their last five games, the only win coming against Watford in the FA Cup at home on January 7.
Manchester United lineup
The Red Devils are playing better each game, so there may not be a lot of modifications to the team. Head coach Erik ten Hag could opt to give Harry Maguire minutes in this match. Although the rest can be the players that were in the Carabao Cup earlier.
Manchester United probable lineup: David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia; Scott McTominay, Fred; Alejandro Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; and Wout Weghorst.
Reading don’t have as many options as their opponents, so there shouldn’t be much rotation in the team. A top scorer that could be missing is Andy Carroll since he is not expected to return until next month. It would be surprising if former Manchester United player Paul Ince makes several changes to his usual starting lineup.
Reading probable lineup: Dean Bouzanis; Tom Holmes, Scott Dann, Amadou Mbengue; Kelvin Abrefa, Tom McIntrye, Mamadou Loum, Abdul Baba; Oluwafemi Azeez; Shane Long, and Lucas Joao.