While Reading showed great spirit and ability, Manchester United were simply too good.
The newly-promoted side were able to score three goals against the Premier League giants, but were simply not good enough defensively.
Reading stayed second to last in the league, but there were certainly positives to take away from this match. And, for United, it was a solid attacking performance—but Sir Alex Ferguson will be worried about his team's back line.
Here's a list of four things we learned from Saturday's match: