Last Updated: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:08
Javier Hernandez is set for a recall to a much-changed Manchester United side for the FA Cup fifth round visit of Reading on Monday.
As we reported on Friday, Red Devils' boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed at his press conference that only veteran midfielder Paul Scholes will definitely miss out with an ongoing knee problem, while all the players involved at Real Madrid last week returned unscathed.
However, with games coming thick and fast, the Scot insisted that he will 'make some changes' for the game against the Royals at Old Trafford.
And that is likely to see Hernandez, who scored twice in the 4-1 fourth round win against Fulham, return to the fold after he was left out in the Champions League draw at the Bernabeu.
The Mexican hitman is likely to be partnered by Danny Welbeck with Robin van Persie set to be rested despite his plea to be involved.
Ferguson revealed that Nani and Ashley Young were also frustrated not to be involved against Real Madrid and they could both be handed a run out.
However, as he is looking to emulate the historic 1999 Treble success, Ferguson will be wary not to weaken his side too much against a Reading side that is enjoying a good run of form.
He said: "I went to see Reading last week and they're a team who are showing plenty of fighting qualities at the moment, as you'd expect given they're down the bottom of the league.
"We'll take nothing for granted. In the FA Cup you always expect the unexpected. It happens so many times. You just hope you're not a casualty or a shock. We've had a few over the years."
If United progress they will play host to either Chelsea or Middlesbrough in the quarter-finals on the weekend of March 9/10.
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