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

Royals will go to Old Trafford in January

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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