FA Cup draw: Man Utd to host Liverpool in fifth round

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By David Awopetu

Manchester United will host Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Monday night’s draw pitched 12-time winners United into battle with Jurgen Klopp’s men, who beat a coronavirus-hit Aston Villa side to book their place.

Current FA Cup holders Arsenal will play the winner of the tie between Shrewsbury and Southampton – which was postponed due to several positive Covid tests in the Shrewsbury squad – away from home.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will travel to League Two Cheltenham and Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham head to Wycombe Wanderers with the fourth-round ties scheduled for the weekend of January 22-25.

Non-league Chorley will host Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers after beating a depleted Derby County in the third round.

Crawley Town, who celebrated a famous 3-0 win over Leeds United on Sunday, will travel to Championship side Bournemouth in the next round.

In the draw for the fifth round, Chorley could be rewarded with a tie against 14-time winners Arsenal if the National League North side overcome Wolves and the Gunners beat either Southampton or Shrewsbury.

David Moyes could return to former club Manchester United in the last 16 if his West Ham side beat National League Stockport County on Monday and United seal victory over Liverpool in the fourth round.

The ties for the fifth round will take place as midweek matches between 9-11 February.


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