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30/11/2012 14:49, Report by Gemma Thompson

Reds await FA Cup fate

Manchester United's first opponents in the 2012/13 FA Cup will be announced this Sunday 2 December.

The draw for the third round will be made at 14:40 GMT by former Tottenham Hotspur captain Ledley King and former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba.

The number 25 ball will represent the Reds in the proceedings and ManUtd.com will publish the outcome as soon as it's confirmed. The third-round ties will be played over the weekend of 5 and 6 January 2013.

United, who last won the trophy in 2004, won away at Manchester City in last year's third round, but bowed out in round four after a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

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Pick of the numbers

1 Arsenal
13 Chelsea
21 Leeds United
23 Liverpool
24 Manchester City
28 Newcastle United
39 Tottenham Hotspur

Ties to be played over the weekend of 5/6 January.

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