Man Utd v Reading: 10 Vital Statistics


10. Manchester United boast a W7 D5 L1 record against Reading in the FA Cup. They are 1.24 to win this clash.

9. In fact, Reading’s sole win over United in the FA Cup remains their only ever victory against the Red Devils. Reading are 13.50 to win.

8. That win came in 1927, when Reading beat United 2-1 on a neutral ground after drawing twice to force a second replay. This clash is 6.25 to finish in a draw.

7. Ashley Young is the only player in Manchester United’s midfield or attack that remains at the club having started against Reading in a 2-1 FA Cup win in February 2013. Defenders Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and goalkeeper David De Gea also started that game. Young is 4.90 to score.

Watch United face Reading in the 2007 FA Cup

6. Reading have scored in five of their nine previous visits to Old Trafford. They are 4.70 to score first.

5. United have won seven games on the bounce heading into this clash. They are 1.72 to win/win on the HT/FT.

4. Jose Mourinho’s men have scored two goals or more in each of their last five outings. They are 1.79 to score in both halves.

3. Juan Mata scored his sixth goal of the season and third in his last eight outings during United’s 2-0 win over West Ham on Monday. Mata is 3.25 to score again.

2. Championship side Reading have won three games on the bounce but have conceded in each of those clashes. Both teams to score at Old Trafford is priced at 2.20.

1. Reading have scored exactly three goals in each of their last three outings and are 6.75 to score +1.5 goals.