FA Cup: Manchester United to face Liverpool in fourth round

Rajdeep Saha
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FA Cup: Manchester United to face Liverpool in fourth round
FA Cup: Manchester United to face Liverpool in fourth round

12 Jan 2021: FA Cup: Manchester United to face Liverpool in fourth round

Manchester United and Liverpool have been drawn against each other in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Notably, the clash will take place just a week after the two sides meet each other in the Premier League 2020-21 season.

Liverpool, who had last won the FA Cup in 2006, had beaten United on the way back then.

Here are further details.

Third round: How did these two sides fare in the third round?

In the third round, Liverpool breezed past a virus-hit Aston Villa side 4-1.

Villa, who fielded an inexperienced young side, showed character against a fancied Liverpool outfit.

Meanwhile, United went on to overcome Championship side Watford 1-0.

United started the game well and were dominant, however, Watford made things difficult for them and this led to an interesting cup tie.

Battle: Things expected to spice up between the two sides

With a win against Burnley tonight in the Premier League, United will go top of the table ahead of Liverpool, having played the same number of games.

This makes the league clash at Anfield a crucial one for both sides.

Post that, they will face a severe test at Old Trafford in the FA Cup and this promises to spice things up.

Fact: Whom these teams could face in the fifth round?

The winner between United and Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round will face West Ham or Doncaster. The fourth-round ties will be played on the weekend of January 23-24.

Fixtures: A look at the FA Cup fourth-round fixtures

Cheltenham Town v Manchester City

Bournemouth v Crawley Town

Swansea City v Nottingham Forest

Manchester United v Liverpool

Southampton/Shrewsbury v Arsenal

Barnsley v Norwich

Chorley v Wolves

Millwall v Bristol City

Brighton v Blackpool

Wycombe v Tottenham

Fulham v Burnley

Sheffield United v Plymouth

Chelsea v Luton

West Ham v Doncaster

Brentford v Leicester

Everton v Sheffield Wednesday

Also see: FA Cup, Arsenal overcome Newcastle in extra-time: Records broken
FA Cup, Manchester United vs Watford: Preview, Dream11 and stats
FA Cup, Liverpool beat virus-hit Aston Villa: Records broken
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