Manchester United v Reading
The FA Cup with Budweiser
Fifth Round Proper
8pm, Monday 18 February 2013
Old Trafford, Manchester United FC
Live on ESPN
Winning clubs receive £180,000 from The FA's Prize Fund
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by Alex Shaw
Sir Alex Ferguson is mindful of The FA Cup's uncanny knack of throwing up shocks - and he's hoping that Manchester United are not the latest victim in this season's list of surprise results.
This season, Luton became the first non-League side to knock out top flight opposition, when they stunned Norwich, since Sutton in 1989.
And having seen Reading run his side close in the Premier League already this season, Ferguson is mindful of the threat posed by Brian McDermott's men.
Ahead of the Fifth Round clash at Old Trafford, Ferguson said: "Reading are showing plenty of fighting qualities at the moment. We'll take nothing for granted.
"In The FA Cup you always expect the unexpected. You just hope you're not a casualty or a shock.
"We've had a few over the years. But we can't do any more at the moment. The form and the spirit is good."
With United fighting on three fronts for trophies this season and having come back from a gruelling Champions League tie against Real Madrid, Ferguson admits he will make full use of his squad in The Cup.
He added: "We've come through Wednesday night's game with any injuries. That's the best thing, apart from the result of course.
"I'll make changes for Monday night. It's an incentive to get to the quarter-final. There's a good spirit in place and they're all contributing.
"Whatever side I pick I expect to qualify. That's United. We're always expected to win."