United v Boro: Don't miss these key details

Friday 28 January 2022 12:08

In case you missed the official announcement – let’s face it, we’re all really busy! – we want to let you know that Manchester United’s Emirates FA Cup fourth-round tie against Middlesbrough will take place on the evening of Friday 4 February.

The match will kick off under the floodlights of Old Trafford at 20:00 GMT and fans in the UK can watch it live on free-to-air television via ITV.

Of course, supporters can also follow live updates courtesy of our United App, ManUtd.com, MUTV and the club’s social media channels.

Ralf Rangnick’s men have been enjoying some time off this week to recharge the batteries ahead of the restart, although many of the players have been training hard on an individual basis: watch these videos from Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford for more details. 

Middlesbrough, meanwhile, are currently preparing for a Championship game against Coventry City on Saturday: the two sides are placed eighth and ninth in the table, so it’s an important outing. 

The Boro have been performing well since Chris Wilder was appointed as their new manager on 7 November, winning seven of 11 matches so far, so this should be a tough game for United. 

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Manchester United v Middlesbrough

Chelsea v Plymouth (12:30)
Kidderminster v West Ham (12:30)
Crystal Palace v Hartlepool (15:00)
Everton v Brentford (15:00)
Huddersfield v Barnsley (15:00)
Manchester City v Fulham (15:00)
Peterborough v QPR (15:00)
Southampton v Coventry (15:00)
Stoke v Wigan (15:00)
Wolves v Norwich (15:00)
Cambridge v Luton (17:30)
Tottenham v Brighton (20:00)

Liverpool v Cardiff (12:00)
Nottingham Forest v Leicester (16:00)
Bournemouth v Boreham Wood (18:30)

*All times in GMT


“It's really important that we stay in the competitions for as long as we can and find ourselves challenging for trophies at the end of the season,” says Harry Maguire in our interview.

“In two months' time we want to be challenging in the league, for the top four positions, and then in both competitions in the cups. 
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“We are in a position where we are not happy with the league position, but for sure we have lots of things to play for, and lots of momentum to gain, and lots of things to improve on. 

“From now until the end of the season we have got to work together as a group, work together as a club and make sure we reach our aims.”