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FA Cup Third-Round Draw

FA Cup and MeJaap Stam will make an emotional return to Manchester United next month after his Reading team were drawn at Old Trafford in the FA Cup third round.

Stam was a cult hero in his three years at United, and the defensive rock of the 1999 Treble before he was sold to Lazio when Sir Alex Ferguson took issue with tapping-up claims in his autobiography.

Ferguson later admitted it was ‘a big mistake’ but the relationship was never healed.

After finishing his playing career and cutting his teeth in coaching roles in Holland at Zwolle and Ajax, 44-year-old Stam took charge of Reading in the summer and appears to have made an instant impact.

He has led them to third in the Championship after 19 games but regardless of promotion he will be back at Old Trafford in the FA Cup to tackle the holders, who won the trophy in May under Louis van Gaal.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s first FA Cup tie will be at West Ham’s London Stadium and Antonio Conte’s will be at home against Peterborough or Notts County.

Ailing champions Leicester are at Everton and Tottenham are at home against Aston Villa.

FA Cup Third Round Draw
Ipswich vs Lincoln
Barrow vs Rochdale
Manchester United vs Reading
Hull vs Swansea
Sunderland vs Burnley
QPR vs Blackburn
Millwall vs Bournemouth
West Ham vs Manchester City
Brighton vs MK Dons or Charlton
Blackpool vs Barnsley
Wigan vs Nottingham Forest
Birmingham vs Newcastle
Chelsea vs Peterborough or Notts County
Middlesbrough vs Sheffield Wednesday
West Brom vs Derby
Everton vs Leicester
Wycombe vs Northampton or Stourbridge
Watford vs Burton Albion
Preston vs Arsenal
Cardiff vs Fulham
Stoke vs Wolves
Cambridge vs Leeds
Bristol City vs Fleetwood or Shrewsbury
Huddersfield vs Port Vale
Tottenham vs Aston Villa
Brentford vs Halifax and Eastleigh
Bolton vs Crystal Palace
Norwich vs Southampton
Sutton United vs Wimbledon
Accrington Stanley vs Luton
Rotherham vs Oxford or Macclesfield
Liverpool vs Newport or Plymouth

{ 14 comments… add one }
  • David December 8, 2015, 4:20 am

    Arsenal could lose, Liverpool will win but only just and Klopp would be judged for next season perfomance.

  • Raymond L. March 10, 2015, 5:11 am

    Liverpool is slowly getting into form and Arsenal has played relatively well in the past few weeks, too… so it would be very nice to see both of them compete for the FA Cup finals.

    However, I’m not really feeling optimistic of their chances to go that far since most top-flight English squads this year have a knack for under-performing in crucial matches.

    • David March 10, 2015, 8:32 am

      As Liverpool v Arsenal cup final would be a great final. But as you mentioned, the FA Cup this season has been full of upsets and surprises and a Bradford v Villa final would not surprise anyone either.

  • Theo slater March 7, 2013, 11:25 am

    Rooney Better play with van persie

    • David March 7, 2013, 6:41 pm

      I fully expect to see an angry Rooney on Sunday taking on Chelsea

  • banksy ov hull January 30, 2013, 6:12 am

    congratulations to leeds utd on a fantastic display to dispose of a good spurs side.no one likes us but we really dont care.good luck versus man city we will need it.cmon leeds leeds leeds!!!!

  • kosy March 18, 2012, 12:47 pm

    liverpool will do justice to stoke,,like what they did to everton

  • Taban Evans April 15, 2011, 5:04 am

    Leave along the super star”Rooney”, but man u is playing a quality football. Am sure of man u going with 2 out of the three.

  • cabdisamed March 27, 2011, 1:51 pm

    i hope that man united will take or win in the FA cup for this year because it plays a good games by passing qualified teams like arsenal so it deserves to take this year

    • Deborah Morgan May 10, 2011, 6:11 am

      I think you’ll find that Stoke just wiped the floor with Arsenal!!

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