Predicted 4-3-3 Manchester United Lineup vs Reading

Predicted 4-3-3 Manchester United Lineup vs Reading

Predicted 4-3-3 Manchester United Lineup vs Reading

The 37-year-old has already exchanged text messages with Solskjaer's assistant and fellow former team-mate Michael Carrick, and after his own successful career at United hopes to mark his likely last appearance there with an unexpected victory. For us, it is a massive game against a good team.

With the way they are playing right now, you could forgive Manchester United's players a few days on Dubai's beaches under the warm winter sunshine. "The next game is coming quickly though, and hopefully we can go through in the cup, and then we have Chelsea". Alexis (Sanchez) made a great assist, so I think we're in really good form and we have to continue like this.

But ahead of their FA Cup clash with Reading, Solskjaer was less confident about landing the full-time job.

"I've had him [as a direct influence] for 15 years, so obviously he's influenced me in the 15 years before [more] than he has in the last week", Solskjaer told reporters.

They and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are having a laugh.

Solskjaer has had four games to assess his players after being parachuted into the job following Jose Mourinho's dismissal.

"I am sure they have got plans for this transfer window", Solskjaer said.


Newcastle is a fantastic club, fantastic crowd, you expect them to attack you but Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones were fantastic. Against the top sides, you need even more luck.

The Norwegian - whose only previously Premier League managerial experience came in an ill-fated spell at Cardiff - accepts he has no idea if he truly belongs at United's level, but he is adamant his familiarity with the club counts for something.

He might be partnered by Marouane Fellaini and Andreas Pereira, who is set to receive his first start under the new manager.

He reminded them about their duties as a United player and their responsibility to represent the club and its values.

"Playing against these teams is special and the atmosphere at Old Trafford is fantastic". I think as soon as we lose the ball he is ready to defend, ready to help the team.

United had Eric Bailly sent off for a challenge on Ryan Fraser in the 79th minute and Solskjaer had no complaints about the decision, adding: "Eric won't complain either - he knows he's mistimed that one".

Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood are huge youth prospects from the academy and now would be the flawless time to hand them their first-team debuts.

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