Man Utd drop Pogba, Rojo from FA Cup tie

Luke Shaw enjoys some freedom to bomb up the wing

While United look to rack up a sixth-straight win in all competitions, struggling Championship side Reading will hope their positive performance at Old Trafford can inspire the end to a rotten 11-match winless streak.

The All White was one of six starters dropped for the Cup tie against third-tier Barnsley but got off the bench with 15 minutes remaining to score his third goal in three weeks and sixth of the season.

The nature of the match may allow the Norwegian to make changes to his side, granting regular first teamers a well-earned rest after an intense festive period from which United have plundered maximum points.

"It's one game at a time, though, and the day they announce the next manager if it's me or someone else, then good luck to them".

After a terrible start to the season that ended any Premier League title hopes early on, and an early Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Frank Lampard's Derby County, the FA Cup presents the only real shot at silverware for United this season.

When United return to England they face a trip to Wembley to face Tottenham on Sunday in what is expected to be Solskjaer and his team's biggest test yet.

Juan Mata and Ander Herrera will both see their current deals expire in the summer and United want their interim boss' opinion on whether they should be given extensions - both have scored since he took the reins.




The Manchester United manager seems content to focus on trying to get the best out of his current players at Old Trafford following the Red Devils' strong start to his spell in charge.

Saturday's 2-0 win against Reading in the FA Cup was the most unconvincing of those triumphs to date, but Lukaku believes Solskjaer has got the team back to where it should be.

Marouane Fellaini was another introduced and should have turned home an Ashley Young cross before Romero denied the lively Aluko in a stretched second half devoid of real quality.

"I'm not sure if Paul's going to be ready", said Solskjaer.

The club's warm weather training camp in the United Arab Emirates now gives him that chance. It's a chance to get Lukaku and Sanchez a start. It was not spectacular and at times Chong looked like he tried a bit too much.

The 24-year-old didn't put a foot wrong in a tough away game at a hard venue and was one of the key reasons that the team emerged from that match with three points.

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