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Who will United play next in the FA Cup?

Sunday 24 January 2021 19:25

Manchester United are through to the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup after defeating Liverpool on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men overcame our arch-rivals in a real FA Cup thriller, thanks to goals from Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and a beautiful Bruno Fernandes free-kick.

Following our 3-2 win against the Merseysiders, United will now welcome West Ham United to Old Trafford in the next round.

Post-match on Sunday, our manager was asked about the prospect of coming up against the Hammers.

"I watched them against Doncaster yesterday," he told MUTV.

"It’s going to be a tough game, again. But we’re at home, as you say. There’s been lots of travelling anyway this season so we’re happy and pleased to go though and looking forward to it."

The London outfit, currently managed by former Reds boss David Moyes, beat Doncaster Rovers 4-0 at the London Stadium on Saturday to progress in the world’s oldest club cup competition.

We already played against the Hammers once this season - in our Premier League fixture back in December, Ole’s men came from behind to win 3-1 in the capital. Paul Pogba scored an equaliser from long range before Greenwood and Rashford sealed an important win on the road. 

The clubs have previously met 12 times in the FA Cup, with the Reds claiming five victories to West Ham's four, with three draws. The most recent of these encounters was in April 2016 when Rashford and Marouane Fellaini scored as we won 2-1 away in a quarter-final replay, en route to lifting the trophy.

The Hammers will travel to the Theatre of Dreams for a midweek game on 9, 10 or 11 February, with the exact date and kick-off time to be announced in due course.

Here's how the full fifth-round schedule is shaping up ahead of the remaining fourth-round matches:


Burnley v AFC Bournemouth or Crawley Town
UNITED v West Ham United
Sheffield United v Bristol City
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton
Barnsley v Chelsea
Everton or Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe Wanderers or Tottenham Hotspur
Swansea City v Manchester City
Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion