Man Utd No2 Phelan delighted having full week to prepare for Spurs

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks to Jesse Lingard

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not care about breaking Matt Busby's Manchester United record as he looks ahead to a blockbuster Premier League showdown against Tottenham. Striker Romelu Lukaku, who now has 3 goals in his last 3 games, doubled the lead at the cusp of halftime.

Reading, second bottom in the Championship and without a win in 11, battled well and troubled a flat-looking United at times and fashioned numerous chances that should have been put away.

After a awful start to the season that ended any Premier League title hopes early on, and an early Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Frank Lampard's Derby County, the FA Cup presents the only real shot at silverware for United this season.

In today's top stories, the club has once again been linked with a defender, while Solskjaer is said to have a big say in the future of two stars at Old Trafford.

Spanish midfielders Juan Mata and Ander Herrera are nearing the end of their respective contracts at the end of the season and Solskjaer's views could well decide their futures at the club.

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For all of Solskjaer's coaching qualities, and those of Mike Phelan, Eric Bailly is still a loose cannon and Phil Jones is far from the player former boss Alex Ferguson once hoped he would be.

Solskjaer said he is keen to win trophies this season but suggested that the style, for now, was more important.

"I think, certainly for the strikers, this is a massive deal for Rashford".

"He really wants me to face the goal because he knows that I am at my most risky when I do that, when I'm moving off the shoulder of the defender but also trying to stay on the move all the time", Lukaku said. "But we made nine changes, so I made it hard for the boys because they hadn't played together too much but we got the goals and managed to get through".

"For me, I just take it one day at a time, one game at a time and I try to help the team by scoring goals".

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Paul Pogba will join the Manchester United squad on their warm-weather training camp this week after missing Saturday's flight to Dubai to have more treatment on a leg injury.

The victory was United's fifth under Solskjaer in as many games.

The midfielder has played all four league games since the Norweigan's appointment, and has had a hand in seven goals during those matches.

Sone Aluko was denied by a good save from Romero, but United were mostly comfortable in the closing minutes as they secured their place in next Monday's fourth-round draw.

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