Which side awaits United in the fourth round?

Sunday 09 January 2022 17:22

Manchester United’s potential Emirates FA Cup fourth-round opponents have been revealed.

The Reds face Aston Villa in the third round tomorrow night (Monday) and if we defeat the Midlanders at Old Trafford, we’ll then play Middlesbrough at home, on the weekend of 5/6 February.

Chris Wilder's side currently sit seventh in the EFL Championship table, just one point off the play-off positions, and have lost just once in nine games since the former Sheffield United boss was appointed as manager in early November.

The Teessiders defeated Mansfield Town 3-2 on Saturday in their third-round tie, with an injury-time own goal from the home side settling the game.

Boro are one of United's most common FA Cup opponents, with 14 past meetings between the clubs in the competition, including six games in three seasons between 1970 and 1972.

The most recent cup clash came in the 2007 quarter-final, with a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty at Old Trafford ensuring a 1-0 replay win and progress to the last four for United, after a 2-2 draw at the Riverside Stadium.

Elsewhere in the draw, sixth-tier Kidderminster Harriers have been rewarded for their victory over Reading as they host Premier League side West Ham at Aggborough.

Here are the 16 ties in full...

Crystal Palace v Hartlepool
Bournemouth v Boreham Wood
Huddersfield v Barnsley
Peterborough v QPR
Cambridge v Luton
Southampton v Coventry
Chelsea v Plymouth
Everton v Brentford

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Kidderminster v West Ham
Manchester United/Aston Villa v Middlesbrough
Tottenham v Brighton
Liverpool v Cardiff
Stoke v Wigan
Nottingham Forest v Leicester
Manchester City v Fulham
Wolves v Norwich