Proceeding its close win over West Ham on Wednesday night, the Manchester United squad is hoping to make it three straight when they take on Reading at Madejksi Stadium. After the last game's outcome, Man United currently remains on top in the Premier League tables with 33 points while being defeated only three times.
On the other hand, Reading will look to snap a two-game losing streak. At the present time, the football club sits in nineteenth place in the table. To top it off, the only squad below them is the winless QPR. The Royals lone league victory came on their home turf over Everton a couple weeks ago.
Heading into the matchup, Reading is having some serious doubts over the fitness of midfielder Jimmy Kebe who is still on the shelf with a groin injury, which has kept him out of action for three weeks. Jem Karacan (knee injury) and goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (shoulder injury) are also out. However, midfielder Danny Guthrie is expected to make a full recovery following a thigh injury that has kept him from playing this month.
Manchester United will be without the services of wingers Nani and Antonio Valencia for their Berkshire trip. The Portuguese player is suffering from a hamstring injury, which will likely keep him out four to five weeks. Although Valencia should more than likely miss Saturday's game against Reading, he is expected to be ready in time for next weekend's matchup against Manchester City.
On the bright side for the Red Devils, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs will make their returns in the game. Scholes was serving out a suspension while Giggs had been nursing a hamstring injury.
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