The Emirates FA Cup trophy on the pitch at Wembley Stadium

United discover FA Cup third round date

Thursday 05 December 2019 16:30

Manchester United's Emirates FA Cup third round tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers will take place on Saturday 4 January 2020 and will be shown live on BT Sport, it has been confirmed.

The Reds, who won the competition for the 12th and most recent time in 2016, will visit Molineux three days after the midweek Premier League trip to Arsenal, in a game which kicks off at 17:31 GMT.

As part of the Heads Up campaign, all 32 third round fixtures will start a minute later than their usual time slots, to encourage fans to 'Take a Minute' to think about their mental health.

When United travelled to Molineux in the 2018/19 quarter-finals, the Midlands club triumphed 2-1. United had previously beaten Reading (2-0), Arsenal (3-1) and Chelsea (2-0) in the third, fourth and fifth rounds respectively.

In total, the two clubs have clashed nine times in the FA Cup with the Reds claiming four wins to Wolves' three, while two games have ended in draws.

This season's tie was one of the first to be drawn out by former England defenders Tony Adams and Micah Richards on Monday evening, at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium. The only other all-Premier League clash among the 32 fixtures is an eye-catching one - Liverpool will host local rivals Everton at Anfield.

Confirmed Third Round fixture dates


Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers
Bournemouth v Luton Town
Brentford v Stoke City
Brighton & Hove Albion v Sheffield Wednesday
Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town
Bristol Rovers or Plymouth Argyle v Coventry City or Ipswich Town
Burnley v Peterborough United
Burton Albion v Northampton Town
Cardiff City v Forest Green Rovers or Carlisle United
Charlton Athletic v West Bromwich Albion
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace v Derby County
Eastleigh or Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley
Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth
Fulham v Aston Villa
Leicester City v Wigan Athletic
Manchester City v Port Vale
Millwall v Newport County
Oxford United v Exeter City or Hartlepool United
Preston North End v Norwich City
Queens Park Rangers v Swansea City
Reading v Blackpool
Rochdale or Boston United v Newcastle United (12:31 GMT)
Sheffield United v AFC Fylde
Solihull Moors or Rotherham United v Hull City
Southampton v Huddersfield Town
Watford v Tranmere Rovers
Wolves v UNITED (17:31 GMT)

The Reds were edged out of the FA Cup by Wolves last season, losing 2-1 at Molineux in March.


Gillingham v West Ham United (18:16 GMT)
Liverpool v Everton (16:01 GMT)
Middlesbrough v Tottenham (14:01 GMT)


Arsenal v Leeds United (19:56 GMT)

All fixtures kick off at 15:01 GMT, unless stated.

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