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DRAW: Reading FC handed glamour FA Cup tie against Man Utd

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Reading will face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the FA Cup third round.

In a repeat of 2016/17 draw, the Royals will make the trip up north to face the Premier League giants in the first weekend of January.

Jaap Stam’s Reading lost 4-0 on that occasion against Jose Mourinho’s side thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

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Man Utd also hosted Reading in the FA Cup in 2013, edging past them 2-1 despite a Jobi McAnuff strike.

In 20 all-time meetings between the sides, Reading have won just once which came way back in 1927, but they did draw at Old Trafford in this competition in 2007 to earn a replay at the Mad Stad.

FA Cup round 3 draw in full (ties to take place 4-7 January 2019):

Bolton Wanderers v Walsall/Sunderland
Millwall v Hull City
Gillingham v Cardiff City
Brentford v Oxford United
Sheffield Wednesday v Luton Town
Manchester United v READING
Everton v Lincoln City
Tranmere Rovers/Southport v Tottenham Hotspur
Preston North End v Doncaster Rovers
Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace v Grimsby Town
Derby County v Southampton
Accrington Stanley v Ipswich Town
Bristol City v Huddersfield Town
Wrexham/Newport County v Leicester City
Fulham v Oldham Athletic
Shrewsbury Town v Stoke City
Solihull Moors/Blackpool v Arsenal
Manchester City v Rotherham United
Bournemouth v Brighton and Hove Albion
West Ham United v Birmingham City
Woking v Watford
Burnley v Barnsley
Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United
Sheffield United v Barnet
Norwich City v Portsmouth
Guiseley/Fleetwood Town v AFC Wimbledon
West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic
Middlesbrough v Peterborough United/Bradford City
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool
Aston Villa v Swansea City


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