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Man United to host Jaap Stam's Reading in FA Cup third round

Elsewhere, West Ham will host Manchester City, Liverpool to take on Newport County or Plymouth Argyle and Spurs will entertain Aston Villa.

Reading manager Jaap Stam.
Reading manager Jaap Stam.
Image: Andrew Matthews

MANCHESTER UNITED WILL be facing a familiar face in the third round of the FA Cup after they were drawn to face Jaap Stam’s Reading.

Jose Mourinho’s side, the reigning champions, will host the former Netherlands and Manchester United defender’s Royals, who are currently third in England’s second tier.

The draw has produced four all-Premier League ties — West Ham v Manchester City, Everton v Leicester, Hull City v Swansea City and Sunderland v Burnley.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been handed a favourable draw: they will host a League Two side, either Newport County or Plymouth Argyle.

Arsenal face a tricky trip to Preston North End while some of the other standout fixtures include Tottenham v Aston Villa and Norwich v Southampton.

The ties will take place between 6 January and 9 January.

Full draw:

  • Ipswich Town v Lincoln/Oldham
  • Barrow v Rochdale
  • Manchester United v Reading
  • Hull City v Swansea City
  • Sunderland v Burnley
  • QPR v Blackburn Rovers
  • Millwall v Bournemouth
  • West Ham United v Manchester City
  • Brighton & Hove Albion v MK Dons/Charlton Athletic
  • Blackpool v Barnsley
  • Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest
  • Birmingham City v Newcastle United
  • Chelsea v Notts County/Peterbrough United
  • Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday
  • West Brom v Derby County
  • Everton v Leicester City
  • Liverpool v Newport County or Plymouth Argyle
  • Wycombe Wanderers v Northampton Town/Stourbridge
  • Watford v Burton Albion
  • Preston North End v Arsenal
  • Cardiff City v Fulham
  • Stoke City v Wolves
  • Cambridge United v Leeds United
  • Bristol City v Shrewsbury/Fleetwood
  • Huddersfield v Port Vale
  • Tottenham v Aston Villa
  • Brentford v Halifax/Eastleigh
  • Bolton Wanderers v Crystal Palace
  • Norwich City v Southampton
  • Sutton United v AFC Wimbledon
  • Accrington Stanley v Luton Town
  • Rotherham United v Oxford United/Macclesfield

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