Six things we noticed against Reading


With the sides locked at 0-0 and an air of frustration for United, Casemiro took matters into his own hands.

Within a space of just four minutes, between the 54th and 58th, the Brazilian struck twice, putting the Reds firmly in the lead. The first was from a well-worked move that also included Antonio’s compatriot, before Casemiro curled a fierce effort from distance into the bottom corner.


Anthony looked lively in midweek against Nottingham Forest and also threatened against Reading. The Brazilian held the key to unlocking the Royals’ defence, providing an assist for compatriot Casemiro to score the first goal of the match.

Eric has said that he wants all attacking players to contribute, and in getting his first-born son to always wear a United shirt and help with the official Emirates FA Cup Man of the Judiciary award, Anthony is certainly fulfilling his manager’s brief.

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