Manchester United and Reading will compete for a spot in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday when the two teams meet at Old Trafford.
United have won the competition 12 times, but they last lifted the trophy in 2016 when they beat Crystal Palace in extra-time.
They were eliminated in the fourth round this time last year by Middlesbrough, but their recent form suggests they will be a tough nut to crack.
The Red Devils beat Everton 3-1 in the third round earlier this month, while a 2-0 victory over Watford allowed Reading to advance.
Manchester United vs Reading Betting Tips
Erik ten Hag’s side have been listed as 1/8favourites for Saturday’s tie, and that comes as no surprise considering their recent form.
United have only lost one of their previous 12 matches in all competitions, and that came last weekend at the hands of Premier League leaders Arsenal.
The draw is available at 13/2, while Reading are as big as 16/1 for Saturday’s tie in Manchester.
The Royals have failed to win any of their previous four in the Championship, and they have dropped to 14th in the table as a result.
Manchester United pair Axel Tuanzebe and Jadon Sancho are back in training, but both are likely to watch Saturday’s match from the stands. Midfielder Donny van de Beek remains United’s only long-term absentee, and he will miss the rest of the campaign with a knee injury.
Diogo Dalot, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw will all need to pass fitness tests to feature, while Harry Maguire could start after serving a one-match ban in midweek during the 3-0 success over Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup.
Ten Hag is likely to ring the changes this weekend, with both Tom Heaton and Jack Butland hoping to start in goal instead of David de Gea.
Reading boss Paul Ince will be without Andy Carroll, Naby Sarr, Sam Hutchinson and Liam Moore, while Ovie Ejaria is once again set to be left out as the club look to sell him before the end of the transfer window.
Lucas Joao, Shane Long, Scott Dann, and Nesta Guinness-Walker are all hoping to start after starting last week’s 4-0 defeat to Stoke City on the bench.
Manchester United to win to nil @ 8/11
The Red Devils should have too much class for Reading, and the Royals have struggled on their travels recently.
Ince’s side have failed to find the back of the net in their previous two games on the road in the Championship, and they have now not troubled the scoresheet in four of their last seven away from home.
United have kept seven clean sheets in their previous 10 at home in all competitions, and they should be able to add to that tally this weekend.
Wout Weghorst to score anytime @ Evens
Netherlands international Weghorst got off the mark for United in the win over Forest, in what was his first goal since joining the club on loan this month.
United chiefs shocked their fans when they signed the striker on loan from Burnley, but the Dutchman should provide the focal point they need in the final third, and he certainly offers something different to what they have already.
With Ten Hag unlikely to start Marcus Rashford from the start, Weghorst should get plenty of minutes to find the net, and he should shine against a fragile Reading backline.
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