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FA Cup draw: Another away tie for United

Monday 27 January 2020 19:25

Manchester United have been drawn away to Northampton Town or Derby County - featuring Wayne Rooney - in the Emirates FA Cup fifth round.

The tie will be played during the week commencing Monday 2 March, with any games that are level after 90 minutes going to extra time and, if necessary, penalties to determine a winner.

While the Reds reached the fifth round comfortably by beating Tranmere Rovers 6-0 away on Sunday afternoon, Championship side Derby were held 0-0 away by their League Two opponents Northampton. Rooney played the full 90 minutes for Phillip Cocu's Rams, against a Cobblers side managed by former Manchester City captain Keith Curle.
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The two teams will compete for the right to host United when they clash again in the replay at Derby's Pride Park Stadium on Tuesday 4 February (19:45 GMT).

If Rooney and co live up to their billing as favourites, it will set up a 12th FA Cup tie between the Rams and the Reds - and the fourth in the last 11 years. Most recently, United beat Derby 2-0 at Old Trafford in January 2018 with late goals from Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku, following 4-1 and 3-1 away wins in 2009 and 2016 respectively - Rooney scored for us in the latter.
Should Northampton pull off an upset and go through, they will face United for only the sixth time in their history. Four of the previous five meetings were at their ground, including the famous 1970 FA Cup tie when George Best scored six times in the Reds' 8-2 triumph and an enjoyable 3-0 away win in the same competition in 2004.


Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City
Reading or Cardiff City v Sheffield United
Chelsea v Shrewsbury Town or Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United or Oxford United
Leicester City v Coventry City or Birmingham City
Northampton Town or Derby County v MANCHESTER UNITED
Southampton or Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City
Portsmouth v Bournemouth or Arsenal

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