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7 January 2017

Kelly and Evans in for Old Trafford clash

Jaap Stam has made two changes to the side that came from behind to stun Bristol City last Monday, bringing in George Evans and Liam Kelly to play against a strong Manchester United side this afternoon.

Chris Gunter captains the Royals in the absence of Paul McShane who misses out with his hand injury, while John Swift starts on the bench at Old Trafford.

Academy youngster Liam Kelly is named in the eleven that are to start the FA Cup tie, while George Evans is also in Stam's line-up with Van den Berg expected to drop into the back line to cover for the missing McShane.

Jose Mourinho has made changes too, but names a very strong United side which includes the likes of Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

And United also have a star-studded bench, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Manchester United: Romero, Rojo, Smalling, Blind, Young, Carrick, Fellaini, Rooney (c), Martial, Mata, Rashford.
Subs: Pereira, Jones, Fosu-Mensah, Schweinsteiger, Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic.

Reading: Al Habsi, Gunter (c), Blackett, L.Moore, Van den Berg, Evans, Kelly, Williams, McCleary, Beerens, Kermorgant.
Subs: S.Moore, Obita, Watson, Cooper, Swift, Meite, Samuel.

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