United's Premier League record v Reading:
Home: P2 W1 D1 L0 GF:3 GA:2
Away: P2 W1 D1 L0 GF:3 GA:1
Provisional 2012/13 fixtures:
Reading v United, 1 December 2012
United v Reading, 16 March 2013
substitute, failed to aid the Reds' cause as Wayne Rooney's foot injury caused great concern and sidelined the striker. O'Shea was thrown up front towards the end but it all proved in vain as Steve Coppell's men held out.
Memorable moment: Ronaldo has scored four of United's six league goals against Reading and no goal better summed up his supreme confidence than the breakaway clincher at the Madejski Stadium in January, 2008. United were already 1-0 ahead when he had the freedom of the Royals' half in injury time and, ignoring Rooney's pleas for a pass, he simply bore down on goal and slipped in the calmest of finishes.