United learn FA Cup Third Round opponents

Sunday 03 December 2023 13:21

Manchester United will play Wigan Athletic in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Erik ten Hag's side reached the final of the competition last season, where we were narrowly defeated 2-1 by Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.

The Dutchman will be hoping to go one better this term, and the Reds begin our cup campaign with an away trip to the DW Stadium.

It will be the first time we face the Latics since eliminating them in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win at Old Trafford in January 2017.

Highlights: United 4 Wigan 0 Video

Highlights: United 4 Wigan 0

Four goals from four different players made it a day to remember versus Wigan in the 2017 FA Cup...

The third round is the stage at which Premier League clubs enter the competition, with teams across the EFL and in non-league football battling it out to advance, and potentially create history.

United have won the competition 12 times - only Arsenal have lifted it more frequently - with 2016 being the last occasion we triumphed in the iconic tournament.

Jesse Lingard's extra-time volley earned the Reds a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Wembley, in a match which epitomised the magic of the FA Cup.

There are still second-round ties to be played through the weekend until Monday, when AFC Wimbledon take on Ramsgate, but the draw took place on Sunday afternoon.

After Wigan's ball was drawn, United's soon followed, to set up an intriguing encounter against the League One outfit.

The draw threw up other eye-catching encounters such as Arsenal v Liverpool and Sunderland v Newcastle, with ties to be played on the weekend of 6 and 7 January.

Crystal Palace 1 United 2 Video

Crystal Palace 1 United 2

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Luton v Bolton
Shrewsbury v Wrexham
Arsenal v Liverpool
Stoke v Brighton
Norwich v Crewe or Bristol Rovers
West Ham v Bristol City
Fulham v Rotherham
Tottenham v Burnley
West Brom v Aldershot or Stockport
Southampton v Alfreton Town or Walsall
AFC Wimbledon or Ramsgate v Ipswich
Peterborough v Leeds
Millwall v Leicester
Watford v Chesterfield
Sunderland v Newcastle
Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff
Crystal Palace v Everton
Middlesbrough v Aston Villa
Nottingham Forest v Blackpool or Forest Green Rovers
Wigan v UNITED
Man City v Huddersfield
Blackburn v Cambridge United
Gillingham v Sheffield United
Swansea v Morecambe
Chelsea v Preston North End
QPR v Bournemouth
Coventry v Oxford United
Brentford v Wolves
Plymouth v Sutton United
Maidstone v Stevenage or Port Vale
Newport or Barnet v Eastleigh
Hull v Birmingham City