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30/01/2013 16:15, Report by Nick Coppack

Date set for Reading tie

Manchester United’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Reading will be played at Old Trafford on Monday 18 February (20:00 GMT). The match will be broadcast live in the UK on ESPN.

It will be the 13th FA Cup meeting between the teams and the sixth at Old Trafford. The Reds have lost just one of the previous 12 ties against the Royals, a 1927 third-round second replay, but United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists nothing should be taken for granted.

“The draw gives you no guarantees,” he said, “but I always say you can only ask for a home tie.

“We’re looking to go on a run in this year’s competition. After nine years without picking up the trophy it’s important for us this season.”

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