Last Updated: 01/12/12 7:22pm
It is taken short to McCleary and he wins a corner. Shorey curls it in, Morrison wins and Lindegaard has to tip it over.
Great block from Mariappa on the edge of the box as Rooney's good run found found Jones but his shot was charged down by the Reading man.
Pogrebnyak wins free-kick off Evans about 35-yards out level with edge of the area. Shorey will take again.
Smalling leads United break, but his final ball is very poor and Leigertwood intercepts and brings the ball forward.
What a miss from van Persie. Mariappa pass back is mis-controlled by Frederici - the Dutchman takes it off him and although pushed slightly wide the net is still beckoning but he fires wide.
Nice build up from United, Evra feeds over-lapping Jones - he cuts it back for van Persie who fires over as he just can't get his foot around the ball.
Robson-Kanu still willing and able down the right, he takes on Evra and crosses low into the box but Ferdinand clears.
Great run from Evra down the left, he breaks into the box and pulls it to the back post for Rooney - he opts not to shoot and plays it to Fletcher inside - he flicks it on but whistle goes for offside and chance is gone.
More good work from Jones as he drives into the box from right-flank but his cross is not great and Reading clear.
United on the attack, and Jones looks for ball over the top - his chip is good but nobody else in red can read it.
Reading on he attack again, Robso-Kanu looks for Le Fondre - he looks to turn in six-yard box but it is out for goal-kick - although it should have been a corner.
Reading maintain pressure, and it comes back for Roberts on the right and he wins a corner. Shorey to curl it in, Lindegaard comes and drops it, Morrison takes it down finds McAnuff but Evra gets in good challenge. Another corner.
United free-kick about 30-yards out on the left. Rooney will take an in-swinger into the area - but Tabb heads clear. Reading counter through Roberts, he looks for Le Fondre but it is too strong.
Good defending from Mariappa as Rooney looks for run of Smalling and he looks to break into the box, but the Reading man steps in to clear.
Evans misses his header, Roberts grasps the chance to take it on - he looks for Le Fondre but his cross is dealt with by Ferdinand.
Good early move by United, Jones pushing forward finds Young on the right but his ball looking for Rooney is over-hit.
Reading free-kick 45-yards out, it is taken short for Leigertwood and he launches one from long range but United block and Evra clears.
Close for Reading again, Robson-Kanu curls cross into the box and Lindegaard can only chest it away and United clear. The Dane will be lucky to avoid being replaced if he keeps this up. Looks very unsure.
United think they have got a fifth, as Young crosses for Smalling - Fedrici saves his header, van Persie with follow up is cleared of the line but he is appealing for the goal.
Reading win free-kick about 30-yards out - Shorey territory and he looks like he fancies it. He goes for goal but Lindegaard takes it.
GOAL - ROBIN VAN PERSIE - The Dutchman slots home after Rooney flick from Carrick balls finds him unmarked in the box and he does not miss those. Looked very close for offside.
Tactical change and Rafael is being hauled off with Chris Smalling replacing him. Demoralising for the Brazilian, who is far from happy.
GOAL - WAYNE ROONEY - The England man levels from just ten-yards, as he side foots home unmarked after Young fed Evra down the left and he squared the ball into the box.
Great work from Leigertwood to dispossess Anderson, he feeds Robson-Kanu - he does really well to get to edge of the box, he curls his ball into the box and the ball just hits Lindegaard - but fortunately for him it is away to safety.
United getting scrappy here, Flecther giving away possession a couple of times in midfield. Sir Alex looks far from happy.
GOAL - SEAN MORRISON - The young centre-half heads home Shorey corner as he rises above Evans to head home from four-yards.
Evans heads Robson-Kanu cross behind with Lindegaard seemingly on his way to claim it. United look far from secure. Evra and Roberts get talked too by Halsey for barging each other ahead of corner.
McAnuff takes, but Evans clears at the second attempt. But only as far as Robson-Kanu - he takes on Carrick and beats him but his cross is deflected away. It then comes for Tabb and Ferdinand has to smartly head clear.
Free-kick out-wide for Reading as McAnuff goes down under Rafael's challenge. Chance for the home side to whip this into the box.
Reading look undeterred about going behind and are back on the attack. Robson-Kanu wins a corner. Shorey comes over to take an in-swinger.
Rooney corner comes in, Evans takes it down and Tabb barges him in the back, clumsy challenge. Rooney to take.
Lovely back heel from van Persie sends Young clear on the left side of the box and Cummings makes a brilliant sliding challenge to put it behind.
GOAL - ANDERSON - Brilliant strike from the Brazilian. He plays one-two with Young, he picks the ball back up just a few yards into the box and drives the ball past Federici at his near post.
Reading very much on the front foot still, Robson-Kanu breaks on the right and puts his ball in - but this time Evans managed to clear his lines.
Nice work by Adam Le Fondre on the Reading right, he gets a dangerous ball onto the box but Anders Lindegaard comes and claims it.
Jay Tabb gives referee Mark Halsey a hand as he needs help securing one of his electrical devices on his arm.
United pressing now, nice move by Anderson and Robin van Persie - they feed Wayne Rooney - but he cannot find the Dutchman with his ball into the box and Reading clear.
GOAL - HAL ROBSON-KANU - The Welsh winger fires in from eight-yards. Very good Jobi McAnuff cross is headed away by Jonny Evans, but only as far as Robson-Hanu and he takes control before volleying into the corner.
Nice skill from Anderson, he dinks the ball over the defender, takes it on his chest before volleying his cross at goal but he fails to pick out a United player.
Nice build up from United, Anderson feeds Young into the box, he cuts in again on his right foot and looks for far corner, but it is a poor effort and almost goes out for a throw-in.
Ashley Young's first touch sees him attack down the left, he cuts inside and looks for the cross but Adam Fedirici claims it with ease.
Darren Fletcher robbed early on, good run from Jay Tabb inside and he wins foul off the Scot. Chance for Reading to put this into the box.
Many of you thinking United will be boosted by the days results so far, like Marc Hebden on Twitter. "Perfect day of football so far! Chelsea lose, city draw! Come on united, just need to thrash reading now!"
And on Twitter your of the same opinion...Ian Matthews wrote: "Needs to be a big win for united, games like this "should" be easy, but united have been making it difficult lately! 3-1 win!"
Plenty of feedback coming in, and most of you think United are going to dominate. Luke Baker, Tom Kennedy, Alan Davis and Gabriel Sutton all saying big away wins.
Reading: Federici; Cummings, Shorey, Mariappa, Morrison; Leigertwood, Tabb, McAnuff, Robson-Kanu; Le Fondre, Roberts. Subs: Taylor, Pearce, Harte, Guthrie, McCleary, Hunt, Pogrebnyak
Team news is coming in, Reading are unchanged - whilst Man United make three changes. Sir Alex Ferguson made three changes with Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Young and Darren Fletcher coming in.
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