Manchester United vs Reading, FA Cup 5th Round: Open Thread

Today’s FA Cup 5th round match between Manchester United and Reading will be a keen test for the Royals to see if they can turn on their incredible comebacks away from their home ground, Madejski Stadium.

Sir Alex Ferguson is expected to make several changes to his squad today to rotate the players around, so there’s certainly an opportunity for Reading to take advantage of some rusty legs on this United side. At the same time, we all know the strength in depth that Manchester United possesses, so it’s going to require a spirited team effort for Reading to get anything from this match.

For viewers in the United States, the match is being shown live on FOX Soccer.

Before, during or after today’s match, post your rants, raves, questions or observations in the comments section below.

9 thoughts on “Manchester United vs Reading, FA Cup 5th Round: Open Thread”

  1. for a club worth 3 billion (allegedly) you’d think they could afford a better playing surface! looks like Fergie’s been training his horses on it.

  2. Makes me wonder how big and spacious White Hart Lane, last time i was there we were getting cramped in like prisoners in Siberia.

  3. Arsenal fans must thinking what might have been if Van Persie had not abandoned the SINKING SHIP.
    Who else would you see in the world who is so good with 15 goals already but still warms the bench while watching a CRAP{WELBECK} player take his place in the team but still yet doesn’t whine and bitch around like others would, and when called upon still bangs goals in, in just 1 word,
    Sir Alex is trying too hard to make Welbeck a success while ignoring a better player in the process. God help United if another club comes in with guarantee of regular 1st team football, too much talent there to waste on the bench.

    I’m Coming.

  4. Great performance today by Adam Federici.

    Tough loss, but the performance should give Reading players and supporters a lot of confidence going into their next match – against Wigan.

    The Gaffer

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