Manchester United 3-1 Reading LIVE! Mbengue goal - FA Cup result, match stream and latest updates today

Manchester United 3-1 Reading LIVE! Mbengue goal - FA Cup result, match stream and latest updates today

Manchester United’s Brazil midfielder Casemiro scored twice as they beat second-tier Reading 3-1 to reach the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday but Marcus Rashford was denied a record.

Visitors Reading were riding their luck and holding on until Casemiro opened the scoring in the 54th minute, dinking the ball over goalkeeper Joe Lumley from Antony’s pass.

The former Real Madrid player extended United’s lead four minutes later with a fizzing low shot from 25 metres.

Fred made it 3-0 before Reading had former Liverpool and England striker Andy Carroll sent off for a second yellow card.

Reading, managed by former title-winning United midfielder Paul Ince, scored a consolation through Amadou Salif Mbengue.

Rashford thought he had become the first United player to score in 10 successive home matches when he netted in the first half but his effort was ruled out for offside by VAR.

Reading had almost taken the lead against the run of play just before the interval when Junior Hoilett had a great chance but his close-range shot was well saved by David de Gea.

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Manchester United FC 3 - 1 Reading FC

Good night

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Thank you for joining Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Mancheste United’s FA Cup win over Reading.

Find our report and reaction below!

Ten Hag sends trophy message to Man United fans after FA Cup win

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Erik ten Hag says Manchester United are “building” towards winning trophies after a brilliant week in cup competitions.

While the Dutchman was critical of his team following the Premier League loss to Arsenal that seemingly ended their hopes a title challenge, United have made progress in the few days since.

Already, they have one foot in the Carabao Cup final after beating Nottingham Forest 3-0 in the first-leg, while Friday saw United overcome Reading to reach the FA Cup fifth-round.

Read the full story here!

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Brilliant Brazilian Casemiro sends Man United into FA Cup fifth-round

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Manchester United rounded off a brilliant week in cup competitions with a routine win over Reading to make into the fifth-round of the FA Cup.

A wonderful Casemiro brace and a fantastic flick from Fred sealed a victory for United even despite Amadou Mbengue’s consolation.

Marcus Rashford saw a goal ruled out for offside in an opening period that saw United fail with their 15 shots and nearly go behind in after Junior Hoilett caught Tyrell Malacia out just before the break.

Read our full match report here!

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(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

Maguire sends message on Man United future amid West Ham links

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Harry Maguire admits he “doesn’t want to get used to” his bit-part role in the Manchester United first-team.

Despite a solid World Cup, the England international has once again struggled for game time under Erik ten Hag.

Summer signing Lisandro Martinez appears to be first-choice alongside Raphael Varane, while Luke Shaw’s dalliance at centre-back has given the United boss yet another option.

Maguire has only started eight games across all club competitions and has been linked with moves to Aston Villa and West Ham.

Read the full story here!

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FT: Man United 3-1 Reading

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It’s over! United make it 11 home wins in a row to sail into FA Cup fifth-round!

GOAL! Man United 3-1 Reading | Amadou Mbengue ‘71

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71 mins: Seconds after coming on off the bench, Mbengue heads one in for Reading.

Man United changes

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GOAL! Man United 3-0 Reading | Fred ‘66

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66 mins: Terrific finish from Fred, who flicks one in at the near post.

Red card!

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65 mins: Former Liverpool forward Andy Carroll sent off for his second bookable offence.

Seal of approval

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GOAL! Man United 2-0 Reading | Casemiro ‘58

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58 mins; That was quick!

Fred lays one off to Casemiro, who hits a piledriver from outside the box!

GOAL! Man United 1-0 Reading | Casemiro ‘54

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54 mins: United have their breakthrough!

Antony with a stunning through ball to Casemiro, who chips the ‘keeper from close range!

Better from Reading

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51 mins: Reading enjoying their best spell thus far, forcing United back into their own half.

Back underway!

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Here we go!

Paul Ince’s reception

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The standout performer?

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HT: Man United 0-0 Reading

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United might need something special here...


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45 mins: Malacia takes too long in clearing the ball and Hoilett gets a shot off but it’s cleared.

A reminder that United are still in a game here.

Antony tries his luck again

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44 mins: Certainly United’s most lively player tonight, the Brazilian shoots wide again.

With Reading defending so well, it could take something special.

Penalty claim!

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39 mins: United players FURIOUS as Hoillett brings down Casemiro in the box.

Nothing given, however.


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A very tight offside call keeps the scores level!

VAR check....

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This looks tight...

GOAL! Man United 1-0 Reading | Marcus Rashford ‘34

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34 mins: Rashford becomes the first Man United player to score in 10 home games on the spin after bundling home following Weghorst’s flick on.

United going through the gears now

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32 mins: Brilliant ball from Antony frees Fernandes in the box, though the midfielder drags his shot just wide.

All United at the moment.

Chance for Man United!

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26 mins: Fernandes tries to place one into the top corner but just misses the target.

Feels as if Reading are dropping deeper and deeper now.

Great defending from Reading

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25 mins: Brilliant block from Holmes deflects Eriksen’s shot from outside the box away.

Brave stuff.

Reading still in the game

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22 mins: Reading playing this well at the moment.

While hardly the most exciting brand of football around, the Royals are restricting United from shots outside the box and giving very little else away.

Chance for Man United!

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16 mins: Antony curls one just wide from outside the box following some good play from United to create space.

Goal mouth action!

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13 mins: Rashford’s free-kick is parried by Lumley before Eriksen’s follow-up is blocked.

Sloppy play from Reading

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09 mins: United’s press clearly has something to do with it but some very sloppy passing from Reading.

With players such as Rashford - particularly in this kind of form - ready to pounce, that does not feel sustainable.

Anthony is in the mood

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05 mins: Would perhaps be fair to say the Brazilian has failed to justify his fee so far.

While there will be bigger tests to come, Antony is really showing flashing of his quality tonight in a message to his doubters.

Chance for Man United

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03 mins: Great, incisive and quick play from United as Antony, Wan Bissaka and Rashford combine, allowing Weghorst to get a flick-on, though its deflected wide.

Sadly for the home side, the resulting corner does not beat the first man.

Nervous moment for Reading

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02 mins: Holmes just abouts gets enough on his header back to his goalkeeper before Rashford can pounce.

Attacking start from Man United

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01 mins: Five players up front for United, looking to pin Reading back.

The Royals look an early threat on the counter, however.


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0 mins: Away we go!

Here we go!

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The Stone Roses are blaring as the teams make their way out to the field under the lights at Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag on Harry Maguire

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Roy Keane on Harry Maguire

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“Harry’s playing for his future at the club, there’s no doubt about that.”

Big chance for Weghorst

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Having already opened his Manchester United account, Weghorst will surely feel confident about getting back on the scoresheet during his home debut tonight.

A return of a Manchester United legend

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Head to head (h2h) history and results

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United’s sole loss to Reading came way back in 1927.

Manchester United wins: 14

Draws: 7

Reading wins: 1

Patrice Evra urges Man United to respect Reading

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Speaking to Betfair, Evra said: “Normally cup matches are a good opportunity to give players chances, but right now I don’t think Ten Hag is looking at this game like that. I think he is looking to win, so I think he will put his best XI out. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a strong Man United XI against Reading.

“From my experience, in these kinds of games you can fall into a trap easily. That’s also what I love about the FA Cup.

“They have to be careful, Reading won’t make it easy and they have to respect them. If they do, I can see United scoring early and winning comfortably. If they don’t respect them, United can lose the game.”

Prediction: Man United 3-1 Reading

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(Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for A)

Confirmed Reading lineup

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Confirmed Man United lineup

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Latest odds

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Betfair - Manchester United v Reading

Man United to win 1/9

The draw 15/2

Reading to win 20/1

Erik ten Hag will not take credit for Marcus Rashford’s return to form

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Erik ten Hag is refusing to take credit for Marcus Rashford’s return to form.

“I’m not Harry Potter,” said the United manager.

“It’s just confidence. Every player has to make and get his own confidence. He fought for this, he invested in this. Of course with my coaching staff, we bring in structures, especially in the way of play that give him routines that he needs to get into the right position.”

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(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

Erik ten Hag makes Pellistri admission

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Ten Hag has hinted Manchester United could now keep a hold of Facundo Pellistri.

“We have our ideas. For some players we are open for loans but with some players they are not. We put Pellistri (on Wednesday), that is a signal,” said the United boss.

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(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

A look inside Old Trafford

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FA Cup draw: Start time, how to watch, fifth-round ball numbers

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Manchester City are the first team into the hat for the FA Cup fifth-round draw on Monday.

Pep Guardiola’s side beat Premier League leaders Arsenal on Friday in the fourth-round’s glamour tie thanks to Nathan Ake’s terrific second-half finish.

Tottenham, Manchester United, West Ham and Fulham are among the other top-flight clubs looking to make it into the next round over the weekend.

A trip to Wembley is now only a round away from those who make it into this stage of the world’s oldest cup competition as expectation and excitement grows for the participants.

Here’s everything you need to know about the FA Cup fifth-round draw.

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(Getty Images)

Ten Hag: Man United won’t win trophies unless things change

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Erik ten Hag has told his Manchester United players they need to change their mentality if they want to win trophies.

United slipped to a 3-2 defeat at Premier League leaders Arsenal on Sunday afternoon after Eddie Nketiah scored a 90th-minute winner.

Ten Hag admitted he was “annoyed” after the result, which sees his side stay third in the table and they are now 11 points off Arsenal.

The Dutchman said his side were “like a pack of cards with the goals we concede” and they must change their mentality going forward.

Read the full story here!

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Kane open to restarting Tottenham contract talks amid Man United links

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Harry Kane is open to starting contract talks with Tottenham next month.

Kane has consistently said he wants to succeed with Spurs and that still holds true, despite their troubled form and uncertainty over the future of head coach Antonio Conte.

The England captain has entered the final 18 months of his deal and was not interested in opening talks before leading his country at the mid-season World Cup, while Tottenham are reluctant to begin negotiations while their focus is on the January transfer window.

But while Kane is in no rush to put pen to paper, the 29-year-old is open to starting talks with the club in February for the first time since August 2021.

Kane has been linked with a summer move to Manchester United but his priority remains winning trophies with his boyhood club, who visit Fulham on Monday night before an FA Cup fourth-round tie at Preston this weekend.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Ten Hag offers update on Rashford injury fears as Man United run continues

17:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has allayed any injury fears over in-form striker Marcus Rashford.

The England forward continued his rich vein of goalscoring form in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg win over Nottingham Forest, netting a sublime solo goal after just six minutes to set the visitors on their way to a comfortable 3-0 victory at the City Ground.

A rejuvenated Rashford has now netted 18 goals in 29 appearances across all competitions so far this term - only Manchester City star Erling Haaland has more in English football - as well as his three at the World Cup in Qatar, including an incredible 10 in 10 since domestic football resumed in December.

Read the full story here!


Prediction: Man United to win 3-0

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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.

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Reading team news: Andy Carroll fit after injury

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For the visitors, Andy Carroll is fit after an ankle injury, though Sam Hutchinson, Naby Sarr, Ovie Ejaria and Liam Moore all remain unavailable.

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(Getty Images)

Man United team news: Jadon Sancho could return

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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.

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Where to watch Manchester United vs Reading

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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.

Mocking: Roy Keane and Ian Wright were embroiled in a bitter on-air spat (ITV)
Mocking: Roy Keane and Ian Wright were embroiled in a bitter on-air spat (ITV)


17:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Manchester United’s FA Cup fourth-round tie with Reading.

A fixture cup competitions seem to love to throw up, kick-off inside Old Trafford is at 8pm GMT.