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Monday 06 December 2021 19:18

Manchester United will play Aston Villa at Old Trafford in the third round of the 2021/22 Emirates FA Cup.

The tie will take place between 7 and 10 January 2022 and will see new Villa boss Steven Gerrard in the opposition dugout as a manager in M16 for the first time.

It comes just a week before United are due to travel to Villa Park for a Premier League fixture and the Reds will be looking to avenge the 1-0 defeat the Midlands club served up at the Theatre of Dreams earlier this season.

The Villans have been FA Cup opponents for United on 12 previous occasions, including in the 1957 final, where we lost 2-1 thanks to Peter McParland's double.

Interestingly, this will be the fifth time we've faced Aston Villa in the third round in the 21st century.

United came from behind to knock our Premier League rivals out of the cup at Villa Park in both 2002 and 2004 and also secured third-round victories in consecutive years, at Old Trafford in 2007 and back in the Midlands the following season.


Season Ticket Holder payments for this game will be taken from Tuesday 7 December.

Official Members can apply in the ballot from 8am on Tuesday 7 December, with the closing date for applications still to be confirmed. Hospitality packages are also now available.

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