Manchester United XI vs Reading: Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for FA Cup today
Harry Maguire starts Manchester United’s FA Cup tie with Reading tonight.
Jadon Sancho, however, is not yet ready.
Sancho last played in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea in October and Erik ten Hag said the 22-year-old has been out with “physical and mental issues”.
But Sancho returned to first-team training last week and could return at Old Trafford this evening after a three-month absence.
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“He is training with the team and we will see,” said Ten Hag on Friday. ''He is improving, he is making steps, we will make the decision after training.
“He's on the way back, he's making steps, so he's back in team training and now we have to see when he is ready to go back into the games.”
Ten Hag had confirmed that United will name a “strong” side tonight. The fourth-round clash falls in the middle of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie against Nottingham Forest, but a 3-0 win at the City Ground on Wednesday means Ten Hag may opt for rotation in the upcoming second leg rather than against Reading.
Maguire is given a rare start as he returns from suspension.
Diogo Dalot is out with injury so Aaron Wan-Bissaka will continue at right-back, while Luke Shaw has been ruled out.
Starting Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst.