Manchester United will kick start their FA Cup campaign today and they will collide against Reading at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils’ interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an updated regarding the team that could feature in the contest (Official Website).
The Norwegian boss has confirmed that Belgian center forward Romelu Lukaku and Chilean playmaker Alexis Sanchez will start vs Reading.
Furthermore, the legendary striker stated that the likes of Smalling and Rojo are out and record signing Paul Pogba is a doubt. He claimed (MUFC):
“Rojo [and] Smalling – they’re out,” “I’m not sure if Paul [Pogba] is going to be ready for this one. He got a knock against Newcastle and hopefully Fellaini will get through the training session today and then we’re more or less a full squad. There’ll be a few changes and they’ll get a chance. Some of them are itching now to play, of course. Get Lukaku a start, get Sanchez a start. That’s important for them, because they need more game time.”
Lukaku has scored two goals in two substitute appearances under the management of Solskjaer and it will be intriguing to see how he does in his first start under the 45-year-old boss.
Alexis Sanchez came off the bench to set up United’s second goal of the game vs Newcastle United and if Solskjaer can get the best out of the South American, then, United will be really fearsome up front.
Fellaini could get the nod to start as well. Personally, I’d want him to leave the club this month as he just does not fit in the system anymore.
Pogba has been in sensational form since the departure of Mourinho but he needs to rest. The game against Reading should not be tough and United should be able to extend their winning run to five games.