On October 1 they sat third in the table after a win over Huddersfield, since then they have gone 4-4-9, including a 4-0 loss to Stoke last weekend, to slip out of the top half. Their manager will certainly have plenty of motivation on his return to Manchester however. Paul Ince won two Premier League titles with the Red Devils before being told he was surplus to requirements by Sir Alex Ferguson.
"He's improving, he's making steps and we will make the decision after training. He's on the way back, he's making steps, he's back in team training and we have to see when he's ready to go back into game. " Sancho, who has closed his social media channels, would offer a welcome alternate on the flanks, where Marcus Rashford is shining but the spotlight is also hitting Antony, who has struggled to live up to the billing of his sizeable price tag since joining from Ajax. Reading: If the Championship side are to pull off an unlikely upset at Old Trafford they will need to find better form than they have in the second tier.
Thanks for signing up! Keep an eye on your inbox. Sorry! There was an error processing your subscription. Viewing informationDate: Saturday, Jan. 28 | Time: 3 p. m. ETLocation: Old Trafford -- Manchester, United KingdomLive stream: ESPN+Odds: Manchester United -900; Draw +600; Reading +1800 (via Caesars Sportsbook)Listen below and follow House of Champions, a CBS Sports soccer podcast, covering everything you need to know about the beautiful game. Make sure to tune in for coverage of the biggest games, stories, transfer news with Fabrizio Romano, and everything else going on in the world's most popular sport.
StorylinesManchester United: With no free midweek until March (and those would quickly be eaten up by a deep run in the Europa League), Ten Hag will need all the numbers he can find in his squad. As such, it will be welcome news to him that Jadon Sancho is close to ending his three month absence from the first team for fitness and personal reasons. "He is training with the team and we will see, " said Ten Hag when asked whether Sancho could feature against Reading.
Manchester United vs. Reading live stream: FA Cup prediction, TV channel, how to watch online, start timeThe last club in England still standing in four competitions, Manchester United's draining fixture list shows no sign of abating as they host Championship side Reading in the fourth round of the FA Cup. A convincing victory over Nottingham Forest in the first leg of the EFL Cup semifinal in midweek has set Erik ten Hag's side up for at least one final at Wembley but after six years with silverware United fans will surely want more.