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05th Dec 2016

A Manchester United legend will return to Old Trafford for the FA Cup third round

Liverpool look to have be given a handy draw...

Robert Redmond

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has been made.

The oldest club competition in the world gets underway proper on January 6, and, to be perfectly honest, there’s not many stand-out ties.

There’s a few all-Premier League ties, in which teams will inevitably rest players and attendances will be down. The magic of the cup, eh?

However, Manchester United fans will welcome back a club legend to Old Trafford when Jose Mourinho’s side host Reading.

Jaap Stam only spent three seasons at United, who won the FA Cup last season, before being sold in controversial circumstances to Lazio in 2001. But what a three years it was.

In that time, United won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League, with Stam a key player for Alex Ferguson’s side.

Reading is Stam’s first job in management, but he has impressed so far. The club are currently third in the Championship.

Elsewhere, Liverpool will play either Newport or Plymouth.

Here’s the draw in full:

Rotherham v Oxford United/Macclesfield
Sutton United v AFC Wimbledon
Accrington Stanley v Luton Town
Bolton v Crystal Palace
Norwich City v Southampton
Tottenham v Aston Villa
Brentford v FC Halifax Town/Eastleigh
Bristol City v Shrewsbury/Fleetwood
Huddersfield v Port Vale
Stoke v Wolves
Cambridge v Leeds
Preston v Arsenal
Cardiff v Fulham
Wycombe v Stourbridge/Northampton
Watford v Burton Albion

Everton v Leicester City
Liverpool v Newport/Plymouth
Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday
West Brom v Derby
Birmingham v Newcastle
Chelsea v Notts County/Peterborough
Blackpool v Barnsley
Wigan v Nottingham Forest

West Ham v Manchester City
Brighton v MK Dons/Charlton
QPR v Blackburn
Millwall v Bournemouth
Hull City v Swansea
Sunderland v Burnley
Barrow v Rochdale
Manchester United v Reading
Ipswich v Lincoln City/Oldham

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