United learn quarter-final opponents

Wednesday 28 February 2024 19:05

Manchester United will go head-to-head with Liverpool in a blockbuster Emirates FA Cup quarter-final tie at Old Trafford.

The meeting with our Merseyside rivals will take place on the 16/17 March, after the respective clubs won in the fifth round on Wednesday evening.

United defeated Nottingham Forest 1-0 away from home, courtesy of a late goal from Casemiro, while Liverpool beat Championship high-flyers Southampton 3-0 at Anfield.

Erik ten Hag's team were set to host Sheffield United in the Premier League on 16 March, but that fixture will now be rescheduled, as a result of our progression in the FA Cup.

Report: Forest 0 United 1


A late goal in front of our travelling fans at The City Ground sets up a blockbuster Emirates FA Cup quarter-final tie.

An exact date and time for the meeting with Jurgen Klopp's men will be confirmed in due course, although we know it will be the first of two upcoming clashes between the teams at the Theatre of Dreams, with a league encounter in the diary for 7 April.

The sides drew 0-0 in the reverse fixture at Anfield earlier this season, in what is our only previous game against the Merseysiders in 2023/24.

March's match will the first time the clubs have met in the FA Cup since the 2020/21 campaign, when a Bruno Fernandes free-kick was the decisive moment as United won 3-2 in a fourth-round encounter played behind closed doors, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The quarter-final draw took place in the build-up to Wednesday's four FA Cup games. As well as the wins for United and Liverpool, a late Conor Gallagher goal saw Chelsea beat Leeds, while Mario Lemina's second-minute effort was enough for Wolves to get past Brighton.

Wolves will now host Coventry City in a Midlands derby at Molineux. The Sky Blues, managed by former Reds striker Mark Robins, are one of two non-Premier League clubs left in the tournament, alongside fellow Championship side Leicester City.

Second-tier leaders Leicester will travel to Chelsea for a repeat of the 2021 final, which they famously won at Wembley Stadium several months after knocking United out at the quarter-final stage.

Current holders Manchester City will play at home to Newcastle United in the other last-eight fixture, after the respective clubs won their fifth-round contests on Tuesday night.


Wolves v Coventry City
UNITED v Liverpool
Chelsea v Leicester City
Manchester City v Newcastle United

Ties to be played on the weekend of Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2024.