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Sir Alex to make changes

15 February 2013

United boss aims to end nine year wait

Sir Alex Ferguson says he is determined to bring the FA Cup back to Old Trafford, though has hinted that he could make changes to his line up for the visit of Reading on Monday evening.

The Red Devils boss, who has won the competition on five occasions, has spoken respectfully of Brian McDermott’s Royals ahead of the Fifth Round tie. 

“We've come through Wednesday night's game with any injuries,” said Sir Alex.

 “That's the best thing, apart from the result of course. I'll make changes for Monday night. It's an incentive to get to the quarter-final. There's a good spirit in place and they're all contributing. Whatever side I pick I expect to qualify. That's United. We're always expected to win. We’re looking to go on a run in this year’s competition. After nine years without picking up the trophy it’s important for us this season.

“Reading are showing plenty of fighting qualities at the moment. We'll take nothing for granted. In the FA Cup you always expect the unexpected. You just hope you're not a casualty or a shock. We've had a few over the years. But we can't do any more at the moment. The form and the spirit is good.”

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