We preview the U23s Premier League 2 clash with Manchester United at Adams Park...Monday evening sees Reading U23s welcome Manchester United to Adams Park from a 7pm kick-off in Premier League 2.
Tickets for Monday’s fixture will be priced at £3 for for Adults with Concessions at just £1. Parking at Adams Park will cost £2 per car.
The Royals will be looking bounce back from last Wednesday’s narrow defeat at the hands of Bilbao in the Premier League International Cup, that saw them take a two goal lead before the visitors managed to turn the result on its head.
Manchester United, who currently sit eighth in the Premier League 2 table, are only three points ahead of the Royals in the league, so Martin Kuhl’s men could have the chance to leapfrog the Red Devils with in the evening fixture and a big enough swing in goal difference.
And it wouldn't be out of keeping for our boys to get a good result against a big-name opponent - Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea have all been defeated by our boys this season.
The Royals have struggled to get the right results in the league of late, but will be hoping for a return to winning ways on Monday having lost their last two league matches both on the road. Their most recent league game was a loss at the hands of Liverpool, succumbing to a 2-0 defeat on Merseyside, despite a hard fought performance in a tightly contested game.
Nicky Butt's side have not fared much better in recent weeks, falling to defeat at home to Sunderland last time out. Goals from Sebastian Larsson and Jan Kirchhoff in each half for the visitors ended Manchester United’s unbeaten home run earning the Wearsiders a 2-0 win.
The Red Devils are yet to pick up a win on the road this season, drawing two and losing two of their four away games so far this term. United’s defeats came in the form of two 2-0 losses to Everton and Southampton, with their two 1-1 draws coming against local rivals Manchester City and Tottenham. Martin Kuhl's men will be hoping to keep things that way on Monday as the U23s look to climb the Premier League 2 table.