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Team news | Four Academy graduates start, East on bench

Royals name line-up for Manchester United clash

5 January 2019

José Gomes has named his side to take on Manchester United in the Third Round of the Emirates FA Cup at Old Trafford.

Liam Moore returns to central defence and captains the side on Saturday lunchtime, playing alongside Tiago Ilori.

Andy Yiadom and Omar Richards keep their places at full-back, with Chris Gunter available from the bench.

Liam Kelly comes into the line-up at the base of midfield alongside Andy Rinomhota, with John Swift set to play behind lone striker Danny Loader.

Academy youngster, Ryan East is also in the squad this afternoon - the central midfielder is yet to make his senior debut, so could become the 50th graduate of the Reading Academy if he comes on.

Callum Harriott starts for the Royals, having scored after coming off the bench against Swansea on New Year's Day.

Manchester United name a strong side for this cup tie, with £75m striker Romelu Lukaku leading the line and Alexis Sanchez coming into the line-up.

Manchester United: Romero, Young (c), Jones, Dalot, Darmian, McTominay, Fred, Pereira, Sanchez, Mata, Lukaku.
Subs: Grant, Lindelof, Rashford, Martial, Fellaini, Garner, Chong.

Reading: Jaakkola, Yiadom, Richards, Moore (c), Ilori, Rinomhota, Kelly, McCleary, Harriott, Swift, Loader.
Subs: Walker, Gunter, O'Shea, Aluko, Barrow, Méïté, East.

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