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Manchester United vs Reading, Saturday 5th January 2019 (12.30pm), Old Trafford - Emirates FA Cup Third Round

Tickets for this fixture will go on sale at 9am on Monday 17th December 2018 according to our selling criteria (listed below) and will remain on sale, subject to availability, until midday on Friday 4th January 2019.

How to Buy

Online: visit
By phone: ring our Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313 
In person: visit the Ticket Office at Madejski Stadium during our opening hours

Ticket Prices

Manchester United vs Reading ticket prices (Old Trafford)

Age Category

Season Ticket holder price
Member price
Non-Member price
Adult £30
(subsidised by Reading FC from £37)
(subsidised by Reading FC from £40)
65 & Over £18.50 £21.50 £26.50
18-20 £27.75 £30
(subsidised by Reading FC from £30.75)
16-17 £18.50 £21.50 £26.50
15 & Under £10 £13 £18

Selling Criteria

On-sale date (from 9am)

Eligible supporters (1 ticket per person)
Monday 17th December All Season Ticket holders only
Tuesday 18th December All Season Ticket holders & Half Season Ticket holders only
Wednesday 19th December Members with 1500+ points
Thursday 20th December Members with 1000+ points
Friday 21st December Members with 500+ points
Saturday 22nd December Members with 100+ points

On-sale date (from 10.30am)

Eligible supporters (4 tickets per person)
Saturday 22nd December Season Ticket holders; Half Season Ticket holders;
Members with 15+ points


We have a final allocation of 3,534 for this fixture.

Disabled Allocation

All disabled tickets are booked by phoning our Disability Ticketing Line on 0118 968 1313 (option 2).

  • Ambulant Disabled – price relevant to age band (helper free of charge)
  • Wheelchair Disabled (20 pairs) – price relevant to age band (helper also free of charge)

Postage Deadline

Please note the postage deadline has now passed for this match. Please contact the Ticket Office for ticket collection arrangements.

Visiting Supporters' Guide

Click here to view Manchester United's Visiting Supporters' Guide.

Bag Drop Information

From the beginning of this season, Manchester United have introduced a £5 charge to leave an item at a Bag Drop. All profits will go to the Manchester United Foundation to support their work using football to engage and inspire young people across Greater Manchester to create a better life for themselves and the communities in which they live.

Any bags larger than 20cm x 15cm x 5cm (8" x 6" x 2") are not permitted in the stadium, unless they contain essential medical or childcare items.

This restricted bag policy also applies to the areas in the immediate vicinity of the stadium itself (including the forecourts and the tunnels under the stands), so the Bag Drop facilities have been conveniently located on E2 car park, N2 car park and the back of W2 car park. You can find a map showing where the Bag Drop facilities and further safety and security details by opening the Visiting Supporters' Guide listed above.

Manchester United advise that the easiest thing is not to bring a bag or any unnecessary items with you on the day.

Further Information

  • From 10.30am on Saturday 22nd December, we will be offering Full and Half Season Ticket Holders along with existing Members who have purchase history the opportunity to purchase up to 4 tickets each
  • Due to the current limitations of our online system and different pricing options available for this fixture, we are only able to offer Members with 15+ points the opportunity to purchase 1 per Member online. All other supporters, including Season Ticket Holders will need to contact the Ticket Office in order to purchase
  • No further sales criteria will be in place for this game
  • Manchester United offer a discount for Season Ticket Holders and Members, however Reading FC have subsidised the cost of the most expensive tickets to ensure that no Season Ticket Holder or existing Member will pay more than £30 for their own ticket. Any additional tickets will be charged at the non-Member price.
  • Please note, supporters will not be able to choose their seat although the blocks have been split into a lower and upper section. We recommend supporters who prefer to remain seated or have young children should choose the lower rows
  • Supporters who do not know their Ticketing Loyalty Point totals can check online at
  • Any supporters who wish to purchase online and cannot login, please contact
  • The phone lines are expected to be extremely busy. The queue capacity will be managed to keep the waiting time no longer than 15 minutes
  • We advise that supporters using concession tickets carry photographic identification confirming their date of birth, in case a member of staff requests to see this on the matchday
  • Reading Football Club reserves the right to advise the hosting club if any supporter is believed to be in the possession of a concession ticket to which they are not entitled, which may result in the ticket being blocked and entry denied

Replay Information

In the event of a draw at Old Trafford, a replay will be held at Madejski Stadium.  Full information is below.

In the event of a replay, the following prices will apply for the fixture at Madejski Stadium:

Reading vs Manchester United, replay prices (Madejski Stadium)

Eamonn Dolan Stand, South Stand,
East Stand, West Lower Stand

Season Ticket holder price
Member price
Matchday & non-Member price
Adult £20 £25 £30
65 & Over £13 £16 £19
18-24 £10 £13 £16
17 & Under £5 £8 £11
West Upper Stand Season Ticket holder price
Member price
Matchday & non-Member price
Adult £25 £30 £35
65 & Over £16 £19 £22
18-24 £13 £16 £19
17 & Under £8 £11 £14

The replay is scheduled to take place on the week commencing Monday 14th January 2019.  The exact date and kick-off time will be confirmed in due course.