Guthrie returns to squadBrian McDermott has stuck with the same side that fell to a narrow defeat to Aston Villa in midweek, as the Royals prepare to face Manchester United.
Danny Guthrie is fit enough to make the bench after shaking off a thigh injury, though Jimmy Kebe remains sidelined with a groin problem.
Manchester United give Michael Carrick his 250th start for the club, whilst Young, Rooney and Van Persie lead the line.
Reading: Federici, Cummings, Shorey, Mariappa, Morrison, Tabb, Leigertwood, McAnuff, Robson-Kanu, Le Fondre, Roberts
Subs: Taylor, Pearce, Harte, Guthrie, McCleary, Hunt, Pogrebnyak
Subs: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Cleverley, Giggs, Hernandez, Welbeck