FA Cup 3rd Round: Aston Villa Draw Manchester United at Old Trafford

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The third round draw of the Emirates FA Cup took place on Monday evening, serving up an all Premier League clash with Villa set to take on Manchester United.

United got their first win under interim boss Ralf Rangnick last time out, edging Crystal Palace 1-0.

This will be Steven Gerard’s first game as a manager facing a side who he will count amongst his most bitter of rivals from his playing career. Gerrard has started his reign at Villa brightly, with wins over Brighton, Palace and Leicester after the sacking of Dean Smith.

Villa will hope for a repeat of the victory over United earlier this season if wanting to progress to the fourth round. Kortney Hause scored a decisive headed goal, before Bruno Fernandes hilariously skying a penalty in the 93rd minute.

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The game is currently scheduled for Saturday 8th January 2022, but beware the fixture could be moved anywhere between Friday 7th-Monday 10th. Looking at the rest of the draw, there’s a strong possibility the game will be picked for domestic TV coverage.

United last won the competition in 2016, with Villa not having lifted the trophy now since 1957.

FULL DRAW

Boreham Wood/St Albans City v AFC Wimbledon
Yeovil Town v Bournemouth
Stoke City v Leyton Orient
Swansea City v Southampton
Chelsea v Chesterfield
Liverpool v Shrewsbury Town
Cardiff City v Preston North End
Coventry City v Derby County
Burnley v Huddersfield Town
West Bromwich Albion v Brighton
Kidderminster Harriers v Reading
Leicester City v Watford
Mansfield Town v Middlesbrough
Hartlepool United v Blackpool
Hull City v Everton
Bristol City v Fulham
Tottenham Hotspur v Morecambe
Millwall v Crystal Palace
Port Vale v Brentford
Swindon Town v Manchester City
Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers
Luton Town v Harrogate Town
Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyle
Manchester United v Aston Villa
Wolves v Sheffield United
Newcastle United v Cambridge United
Barnsley v Ipswich Town/Barrow
Peterborough United v Bristol Rovers
West Ham v Leeds United
Queens Park Rangers v Rotherham United
Charlton Athletic v Norwich City
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

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