United's FA Cup opponents named

Monday 11 January 2021 19:30

Manchester United's potential path to the latter stages of this season's Emirates FA Cup has been made clearer, after the draws for the fourth and fifth rounds were conducted.

United secured a place in the hat after beating Championship side Watford 1-0 at the weekend and it has now been confirmed that we will face Liverpool at Old Trafford in the fourth round.

It's a huge game, which is set to take place on the weekend of 23 and 24 January, with an exact date and time yet to be confirmed.

As there are no replays in this season's cup, the tie will be settled on the day, with 30 minutes of extra time and a penalty shootout called upon if necessary.

Of course, we're no strangers to the side from down the M62, who we're set to face in the Premier League this coming Sunday.

United have played Liverpool 17 times in the FA Cup, winning nine of those - including finals in 1977 and 1996, as well as a memorable 2-1 victory in 1999 - drawing four and losing four. Our last meeting in the competition came at this stage in 2012.

United 2 Liverpool 1 Video

United 2 Liverpool 1

Goals from Yorke and Solskjaer completed a comeback for the ages against Liverpool on 24 January 1999...

Should United get past the Merseysiders, a home tie against either West Ham United or Doncaster Rovers awaits in the fifth round in February.

That fixture will take place during the week commencing 8 February, between the Reds' Premier League meetings with Everton and West Brom. 

See the full draws below...


Cheltenham v Manchester City
Bournemouth v Crawley
Swansea v Nottingham Forest
UNITED v Liverpool
Southampton/Shrewsbury v Arsenal
Barnsley v Norwich
Chorley v Wolves
Millwall v Bristol City
Brighton v Blackpool
Wycombe v Tottenham
Fulham v Burnley
Sheffield United v Plymouth
Chelsea v Luton
West Ham v Doncaster
Brentford v Leicester
Everton v Sheffield Wednesday

Highlights: United 1 Watford 0 Video

Highlights: United 1 Watford 0

Scott McTominay's header saw off Watford in the third round of this season's FA Cup...


Fulham/Burnley v Bournemouth/Crawley
UNITED/Liverpool v Stockport/West Ham/Doncaster
Sheffield United/Plymouth v Millwall/Bristol City
Chorley/Wolves v Southampton/Shrewsbury/Arsenal
Barnsley/Norwich v Chelsea/Luton
Everton/Sheffield Wednesday v Wycome/Tottenham
Swansea/Nottingham Forest v Cheltenham/Manchester City
Brentford/Leicester v Brighton/Blackpool