Team news: Manchester United v Reading – Nani and Phil Jones miss out

Nani won't feature against Reading. Photo: PA

Nani and Phil Jones both miss out on Manchester United's Premier League encounter with Reading at Old Trafford.

Winger Nani injured his hamstring against Chelsea last weekend, while the versatile Jones has been out since hurting his ankle in the FA Cup clash with the Royals four weeks ago.

Midfielder Paul Scholes (knee) is also out as United look to maintain their 12-point lead over Manchester City.

Provisional Man Utd squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Rafael, Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Buttner, Giggs, Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Anderson, Young, Kagawa, Welbeck, Rooney, Hernandez, Van Persie.