Date fixed for FA Cup third-round tie
Manchester United's Emirates FA Cup third-round clash with Aston Villa has been scheduled for live TV broadcast.
Ralf Rangnick's side will face the Midlanders on Monday 10 January, with the game at Old Trafford kicking off at 19:55 GMT.
BBC One will cover the game in the UK as Steven Gerrard's side look set to provide tough opposition at this stage of the competition.
“Our ambition is to be as successful as we can be, and since we are no longer in the League Cup - we lost against West Ham at home - so it's even more important that we are trying to be as successful as we can be in the FA Cup," our interim manager told club media. "There were easier draws than playing Aston Villa at home but, on the other hand, at least we play at home. We don't need to travel. I think we play them within six or seven days twice. A week later, we have the league game in the Premier League. But this is three or four weeks in the future.
“Now we have important games to come and we can speak about the FA Cup two days before the game against Aston Villa. But obviously this will be probably one of the most interesting games in this round.”
United are also facing the Midlands outfit on 15 January, with the 17:30 GMT kick-off being held at Villa Park.
LIVE TV SELECTIONS FOR THIRD ROUND
Friday 7 January
Swindon v Manchester City (20:00 GMT, ITV1)
Saturday 8 January
Millwall v Crystal Palace (12:45 GMT, ITV1)
Hull City v Everton (17:30 GMT, BBC1)
Sunday 9 January
West Ham v Leeds (14:15 GMT, ITV1)
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal (17:15 GMT, ITV1)
Monday 10 January
UNITED v Aston Villa (19:55 GMT, BBC1)