Man United beat the Championship side 2-0 at Old Trafford


The Red Devils beat the Championship side 2-0 at Old Trafford but Reading were arguably the better side and had 60 per cent possession. The Royals also completed nearly 600 passes, compared to United’s 400 and had five more shots than the hosts.

The Norwegian blamed United’s lack of cohesion on the number of changes he made to the side.

“There were nine changes,” said Solskjaer. “It’s never easy to get the rhythm and the tempo and the relations because they take a touch and then look at each other, they’re not used to playing with together.

“Even though we train together it’s different when you’re out there at Old Trafford. So, that was down to me a bit and again I need to see them out there to see how they reaction when we concede a goal. We struggled today but we came through."

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken the blame for his side’s poor showing against Reading on Saturday.