United put one foot in the Carabao Cup final with a 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday and this competition represents another realistic target for silverware.
That win at the City Ground gave Erik ten Hag’s side a lift after their 3-2 defeat at Arsenal last weekend and they are on a 10-match winning streak across all competitions at Old Trafford.
Reading, managed by ex-United midfielder Paul Ince, are just five points outside the play-off places in the Championship but come into this match off the back of a heavy 4-0 defeat against Stoke last time out.
Here are all the details you need for today’s game…
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester United vs Reading is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off tonight on Saturday January 28, 2023.
The match will take place at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Where to watch Manchester United vs Reading
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live and free-to-air on ITV4. Coverage gets underway at 7:15pm.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the ITVX app and website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Manchester United vs Reading team news
Harry Maguire could be given a rare start for United, after serving a suspension in midweek, though Luke Shaw is a doubt and Diogo Dalot will definitely miss out.
Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial could make their returns, while Jack Butland will be hoping to be given a debut in goal should Ten Hag opt to rest David de Gea. The United boss, meanwhile, has played down any suggestion of Rashford carrying a knock.
For the visitors, Andy Carroll is fit after an ankle injury, though Sam Hutchinson, Naby Sarr, Ovie Ejaria and Liam Moore all remain unavailable.
Manchester United vs Reading prediction
United look too strong for most teams right now, particularly at Old Trafford where they continue to be in imperious form.
It looks set to be another comfortable night on home soil for Ten Hag’s side, against a Reading side who have won just one of their last 10 games on the road and have four wins in 17 overall.
Man United to win, 3-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
United’s sole loss to Reading came way back in 1927.
Manchester United wins: 14
Reading wins: 1
Manchester United vs Reading match odds
Manchester United to progress: 1/16
Draw (90 mins): 15/2
Reading to progress: 8/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).