Manchester Utd 4 Reading 0
Manchester U 4 Reading 0, Old Trafford, English FA Cup Third Round, January 7, 2017. Manchester United had no problems against Championship team Reading at Old Trafford. The FA Cup holders were 2-0 up at the break thanks to goals by Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial, while Marcus Rashford hit two more in the second period to make it 4-0.
Manchester United had defeated Reading by a 1-0 margin at Old Trafford thanks to a goal from Wayne Rooney after 21 minutes in their previous meeting in the Premier League on the 16th of March 2013. On this occasion, The Reds were two goals ahead within the first quarter and Jose Mourinho´s men were never threatened in the match. Wayne Rooney handed Manchester United an early 1-0 lead when the veteran marksman scored with a close range effort in the seventh minute of the clash before former Olympique Lyonnais and Monaco favourite Anthony Martial added a second goal as he hit a well placed low shot from inside the penalty area after fifteen minutes of action. In the second half, England international Marcus Rashford made it 3-0 to Manchester United with a fine finish on 75 minutes and the same player registered the fourth goal of the FA Cup Third Round fixture after a dreadful mistake from Reading netminder Ali Al Habsi only four minutes later. Manchester United Team: Sergio Romero, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Juan Mata, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Ashley Young, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney. Substitutes: Phil Jones, Tim Fosu-Mensah, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Joel Pereira. Reading Team: Ali Al Habsi, Tyler Blackett, Chris Gunter, Liam Moore, George Evans, Liam Kelly, Danny Williams, Joey van den Berg, Roy Beerens, Garath McCleary, Yann Kermorgant. Substitutes: Dominic Samuel, Tennai Watson, Jake Cooper, John Swift, Jordan Obita, Yakou Meite, Stuart Moore.
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Manchester United beat Reading 4-3 away in the Premiership on the 1st of December 2012 thanks to a brace by Wayne Rooney and one goal each from Oliveira Anderson and Robin van Persie.