Confirmed date for Leicester v United FA Cup tie

Monday 15 February 2021 17:00

The time and date for Manchester United's Emirates FA Cup quarter-final tie with Leicester City have been announced.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men will face the Foxes at the King Power Stadium on Sunday 21 March at 17:00 GMT, a match UK residents will be able to watch on BBC Sport.

The Reds made it to the last eight by eliminating Watford, Liverpool and West Ham United, and a victory over Leicester would see us reach the semi-finals for the second season in a row.

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Highlights: United 3 Liverpool 2

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The clash also pits second against third in the current Premier League standings and, like United, Leicester are still competing on three fronts, with the Midlands side set to restart their Europa League campaign in midweek.

We last locked horns with Brendan Rodgers's men on Boxing Day, when both sides went home with a share of the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw. But in general, we've enjoyed our encounters with Leicester and have won nine of the last 13, including the final Premier League game of 2019/20, when a 2-0 victory ensured our qualification to this season's Champions League at the Foxes' expense.

Going further back, the clubs have only faced each other twice before in the FA Cup, with United winning both ties. On Valentine's Day in 1976, Lou Macari and Gerry Daly netted as the Reds won 2-1 at the Foxes' former ground, Filbert Street, en route to the final in which we infamously lost to the underdogs Southampton.

The other FA Cup meeting was the final of 1963 - Matt Busby's team beat Leicester 3-1 at Wembley, with strikes from Denis Law and David Herd (2), to secure the club's first trophy since the Munich Air Disaster.

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Highlights: Leicester 2 United 2

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Bournemouth v Southampton (12:15 GMT on BT Sport)
Everton v Manchester City (17:30 GMT on BT Sport)

Chelsea v Sheffield United (13:30 GMT on BBC One)
Leicester City v United (17:00 GMT on BBC One)