Probable Lineups

4-4-2
  • Tabb
  • 6.71666666666667
  • Evra
  • 7.30411764705882
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 23 Goals 54 (80)
(28) 15 Assists 38 (59)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 7 (7)
28.9 Average Age 29.7
180.8 Average Height (cm) 181.2
(0.8) 0.9 Shots pg 1.2 (1.1)
(42%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 52% (53%)
(0.4) 0.3 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.4)
(1.3) 1.2 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Jimmy Kébé Out 6.91888888888889
Jem Karacan Out 6.61809523809524
Alex McCarthy Out 7.32692307692308
Danny Guthrie Doubtful 6.70904761904762
Player Reason Status Rating
Shinji Kagawa Out 6.9015
Nani Out 6.74272727272727
Nemanja Vidic Out 7.38578947368421
Antonio Valencia Doubtful 6.98266666666667

Team News

  • Jimmy Kebe was thought to be in with a chance of returning for the match against Aston Villa in midweek but he didn't make it and it seems his groin injury could keep him out of this one as well.
  • Danny Guthrie is back in training but is unlikely to feature just yet.
  • Chris Gunter dropped out of the Villa game with a slight injury but should return to the starting lineup.
  • Kaspars Gorkss was dropped for Adrian Mariappa who did well and may retain his place alongside impressive youngster Sean Morrison.
  • Antonio Valencia is in with a slim chance of making the lineup for the trip to Reading after returning to training following a hip injury.
  • Paul Scholes is back in contention after serving a one game suspension, and he'll be back in central midfield alongside Michael Carrick.
  • Rio Ferdinand will return to the starting XI being rested for the visit of West Ham in midweek.
  • United will also be buoyed by Sir Alex Ferguson's announcement that Nemanja Vidic is nearing a return, and could be in contention to feature in the Champions League game next week.

Prediction

  • After a run of 4 games without defeat, including an impressive win over Everton, Reading have stumbled, losing their last 2 games a way to Wigan and Aston Villa. Although they return to home soil here, they face the unfavourable prospect of playing Manchester United and are unlikely to end that losing run.
  • United won unspectacularly against West Ham at the weekend, keeping them at the top of the Premier League ahead of rivals City. They may well require a similarly efficient performance here, with Reading likely to raise their game for United's visit.
  • Reading have a poor record against United and quite simply do not have good enough players to get a result here. United may be made to work for it but they should come away with a win.
Prediction:
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Comments (5)

 
  • Reading schooling manure... but manure & saf as usual making good use of their most important eternal signing - the ref association!

  • 7 goals in the first 35 mins indeed that shit is crayy...

  • this shit is going crazy :)

  • @Daddy Reading cant really score more than 1.

  • Man Utd will concede. Expecting a 4-2 or 3-2 Man Utd win.

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