Manchester United get FA Cup underway vs Reading — SUGGESTED STARTING XIs

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When I came in, they were open and honest about the process of looking for the next manager.

'You've got this one [FA Cup] and the Champions League, I don't think you can make up too many points in the league so this is probably the biggest chance we've got at a trophy. "It's probably been planned since the summer, and the year before".

"Nobody had to tell me I had loads of talented players [here at United]". I've seen so many times in Norway. If you don't enjoy being at Man United, you're not going to enjoy working in football'.

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Solskjaer said this week he would love the opportunity to stay on as manager after the end of the season, although he has always asserted he was only brought in from Molde as an interim figure.

Solskjaer is focusing on FA Cup progress against Reading, who are second from bottom of the Championship.

The Spanish worldwide player is keen to leave Barcelona this month after failing to break into the first XI under manager Ernesto Valverde.

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The France midfielder suffered a knock during Wednesday's 2-0 Premier League victory at Newcastle, having been on the receiving end of a robust challenge by Jonjo Shelvey.

He relishes one-on-one battles with opposing defenders and his fine form for the reserves caught the attention of Jose Mourinho, who gave him some first-team game time during United's pre-season tour of the United States of America.

"When you have players like we have with the pace of Paul, Anthony [Martial], Alexis [Sanchez], Romelu [Lukaku], [Marcus] Rashford... that's how we played with Andy [Cole], Yorkie [Dwight Yorke]". I thought I could go into Cardiff but different clubs have different cultures, different playing styles and philosophies. But the congested fixture list over the last two weeks has left little time for training in between games.

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The full-backs are being encouraged to get forward, and indeed it was when skipper Antonio Valencia came in at Newcastle and underwhelmed in that capacity that United turned in their most questionable spell under Solskjaer thus far. Of course they will'.

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