MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by Jaap's return

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MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by Jaap's return

by Sutekh » 06 Jan 2017 10:22



And our sojourn with this year's FA Cup begins (and most likely ends) on Saturday with a visit to Premier League giants Manchester United to play the big boys. While entry into the competition this year could well be over by half time, the tie will probably see Reading net about £1m or so for their trouble.

Then there's that little chance that says 1 visit to ManU in 20 will result in an incredible result and see Reading progress to play their more usual FA Cup fare of Huddersfield away. So all we hope is the club can go there and play their very best and perhaps this visit is day that Reading finally beat Manchester United again. Certainly would give Jaap something to remember on his first return to Old Trafford as a manager.

I would expect Man Utd to play a slightly weakened team compared to their usual PL turn outs but as that would still mean players like Mata, Rashford, Herrera, Mkthariyan etc. it's all rather irrelevant who Mourinho picks

Reading have Quinn missing as usual and Jaakkola and Harriot sidelined but other than that could field anyone. Given the time by which players have to be registered for FA Cup games Tiago Ilori is unlikely to play even if his transfer goes through today.

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All the way from the West Midlands comes Premier League official Andre Marriner to take control of affairs. Interestingly he was also in charge of the last FA cup tie between the two sides



Previous

18 Feb 2013 > Manchester United 2-1 Reading (FA Cup)
19 Jan 2013 > Newcastle United 1-2 Reading
29 Sep 2012 > Reading 2-2 Newcastle United
01 Mar 2011 > Everton 0-1 Reading (FA Cup)
15 Mar 2008 > Liverpool 2-1 Reading
08 Dec 2007 > Reading 3-1 Liverpool
20 Oct 2007 > Blackburn Rovers 4-2 Reading
16 Sep 2006 > Sheffield United 1-2 Reading
27 Nov 2004 > Reading 1-1 Wigan Athetic

Historically

Reading beat Manchester United once. It was way back in 1927 and it took them 3 games to knock tem out of the FA Cup that season. Since then Reading have failed to win on loads of occasions.

Astonishingly this game will be the 14th occasion we've played United in the FA Cup which quite probably is the most games we've played in a cup competition against any one opponent and given the disparate nature of the two team's fortunes down the years that is quite some achievement. For the record we'd need to share another 4 league seasons with them just to reach the same number of league games :shock: :lol:

Reading have never won at Old Trafford. Best results there in the cup was a 2-2 back on 12 January 1927 and then the more recent 1-1 back on 17 February 2007. The other 4 visits have all end in defeat with a total of 2 goals scored and 10 conceded in those games.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by Jaap's return

by Hendo » 06 Jan 2017 10:27

Sutekh Previous

18 Feb 2013 > Manchester United 2-1 Reading (FA Cup)
19 Jan 2013 > Newcastle United 1-2 Reading
29 Sep 2012 > Reading 2-2 Newcastle United
01 Mar 2011 > Everton 0-1 Reading (FA Cup)
15 Mar 2008 > Liverpool 2-1 Reading
08 Dec 2007 > Reading 3-1 Liverpool
20 Oct 2007 > Blackburn Rovers 4-2 Reading
16 Sep 2006 > Sheffield United 1-2 Reading
27 Nov 2004 > Reading 1-1 Wigan Athetic



Some memorable games in there.

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by genome » 06 Jan 2017 11:36

Hendo
Sutekh Previous

18 Feb 2013 > Manchester United 2-1 Reading (FA Cup)
19 Jan 2013 > Newcastle United 1-2 Reading
29 Sep 2012 > Reading 2-2 Newcastle United
01 Mar 2011 > Everton 0-1 Reading (FA Cup)
15 Mar 2008 > Liverpool 2-1 Reading
08 Dec 2007 > Reading 3-1 Liverpool
20 Oct 2007 > Blackburn Rovers 4-2 Reading
16 Sep 2006 > Sheffield United 1-2 Reading
27 Nov 2004 > Reading 1-1 Wigan Athetic



Some memorable games in there.


The ref that missed Demba Ba's handball. :x

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by kwik-silva » 06 Jan 2017 11:37

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Hendo
Sutekh Previous

18 Feb 2013 > Manchester United 2-1 Reading (FA Cup)
19 Jan 2013 > Newcastle United 1-2 Reading
29 Sep 2012 > Reading 2-2 Newcastle United
01 Mar 2011 > Everton 0-1 Reading (FA Cup)
15 Mar 2008 > Liverpool 2-1 Reading
08 Dec 2007 > Reading 3-1 Liverpool
20 Oct 2007 > Blackburn Rovers 4-2 Reading
16 Sep 2006 > Sheffield United 1-2 Reading
27 Nov 2004 > Reading 1-1 Wigan Athetic



Some memorable games in there.


The ref that missed Demba Ba's handball. :x


Interesting that he was given the return fixture after that

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by Forbury Lion » 06 Jan 2017 13:10

kwik-silva
genome
Hendo
Some memorable games in there.


The ref that missed Demba Ba's handball. :x


Interesting that he was given the return fixture after that
Maybe it was an opportunity to put things right if a situation arose.


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by Hendo » 06 Jan 2017 14:11

Jose confirmed that Rooney & Sergio Romero to start tomorrow, but Scneiderlin and Depay are not being considered for selection.

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by genome » 06 Jan 2017 14:35

Mourinho: "Some people will say we [make changes] because it is a Championship team, but Reading is better than some Premier League teams."

:shock:

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by kwik-silva » 06 Jan 2017 14:38

He's just trying to motivate his squad, don't read too much into it

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by Nameless » 06 Jan 2017 15:31

We' d beat Hull and Swansea.
We might give Brighton a good game as well.....


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by Winston Smith » 06 Jan 2017 16:03

kwik-silva He's just trying to motivate his squad, don't read too much into it


too late, I have read loads into that, absolutely loads. :x

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by genome » 06 Jan 2017 16:09

Yep, I took it to mean that we are better than the struggling Swansea, and Swansea beat Manchester United a couple of years ago, which means we will beat Manchester United tomorrow.

Barcelona are also a team to have beaten Manchester United in recent years, therefore we are better than Barcelona.

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by CountryRoyal » 06 Jan 2017 16:19

genome Yep, I took it to mean that we are better than the struggling Swansea, and Swansea beat Manchester United a couple of years ago, which means we will beat Manchester United tomorrow.

Barcelona are also a team to have beaten Manchester United in recent years, therefore we are better than Barcelona.


But Barcelona have never beaten Brighton, so we've still got a long way to go until we reach their dizzy heights.

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by BR0B0T » 07 Jan 2017 11:35

Looks like United will be playing 4231



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by TBM » 07 Jan 2017 11:35

No McShane

VDB at centre half

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by BR0B0T » 07 Jan 2017 11:36

26 Al Habsi
2 Gunter
6 Evans
1 6Moore
24 Blackett
4 van den Berg
23 Williams
7 Beerens
38 Kelly
12 McCleary
1Kermorgant

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3Cooper
8) Swift
11Obita
14Samuel
19Meite
30Watson
40Moore

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by Sutekh » 07 Jan 2017 11:58

Seriously, we're dead aren't we.... :lol:

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by readingfc13 » 07 Jan 2017 12:09

The game is being streamed on the bet365 game fot anyone struggling to find a stream.

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by Royal Ginger » 07 Jan 2017 12:23

Shitballs, that wasn't far offin the first minute.

Craps and again.

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by Sutekh » 07 Jan 2017 12:24

It's going to be the Ali Al-Habsi show. ManU averaging a shot a minute so far.

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by exileinleeds » 07 Jan 2017 12:26

I think I might need a small sherry to get me through this.

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