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United Draw City Away

Manchester United will face Manchester City in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup.

This game will be played on January 7th/8th 2012 and will be our first opportunity to redeem ourselves after the awful derby that we shall say very little about.

December 31st – Blackburn (h)
January 4th – Newcastle (a)
January 7th/8th – City (a) FA Cup
January 14th – Bolton (h)

January 1st – Sunderland (a)
January 3rd – Liverpool (h) League Cup
January 7th/8th – United (h) FA Cup
January 11th – Liverpool (a) League Cup
January 16th – Wigan (a)

About Scott

Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. dasilvatwins says:

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccckkkk yeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssss!!!!!! you dont know how badly i wanted this

  2. James21 says:

    :D Willie got a large single Malt and thinking of topping up. Hope Parry doesn’t take offence I’ve nothing against anyone really. He needed to be in the tribute song though. Live life with a smile :)

  3. Mikekelly12 says:

    Funny as fuck.

  4. MG says:

    Sir Alex please buy some mince pies for Christmas


  5. MG says:

    Sir Alex if you sign me up for chief writer at OT I’ll do it for free



  6. MG says:

    Sir Alex can we have something other than Turkey this year for Christmas dinner?


  7. CedarsDevil says:

    MG as chief writer at OT? Fuck me what a thought

  8. MG says:

    Sir Alex

    Can you buy every United fan that doesn’t trust you and send them off into cuckoo land?


    ROM would be peaceful at Christmas lol ;)

    Disclaimer I’m kidding: I love the dooms and gloomies


  9. MG says:


    Imagine that – I’d make sure no one would ever get to SAF – The boss would love me – he’d be thinking where have I been all his life!


    Could you imagine the pre match team talks?


  10. King Eric says:

    Fred. Yeah it was heinze and pat. Although I am sure there was another defender thrown in too. Three of them fucking up? Maybe not. That season and that two legged tie Kaka was top class.

  11. CedarsDevil says:


    With you I can only dream my great friend

  12. MG says:


    One day – got to believe – the whole club is built on it ;)


  13. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:

    Are we even honestly talking about to beat city fuck me all we need to do is turn up. Last game we were shit and got spanked in a one off. Does no one remember the charity shield

  14. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:

    Were becoming far to obsessed with city. Fuck them and their mercenaries yes a great set of players they are but invincible they are not.

  15. James21 says:

    Giggs Hear fuckin Hear. I don’t give a shit about em. UTD UTD UTD

  16. redbilly says:

    United have a an advantage as many expect them to lose, on another note , the reason eastlands is often left with empty seats is their are insuficcent fans in manchester to fill it. As the club as of yet lacks a substantialnational international fanbase (unlike united the scouse chelski and l’arse). Its harldy a surprise. The club does not -as of yet-t have that kind of pulling power.

  17. T. says:

    To all ABU-fans out there. Finally we got a decent side ina cup. To bad it is the least decent side of them all.

    I for one hate it more when we underachieve against sides like Scunthorpe, Palace and such. This one, no red can play at 50 %. Let Cleverly make Yaya look like the giant freak that he is.

  18. United4ever says:

    Loooooooool. Seriously though, are we linked to any good players in jan?

  19. planetx6 says:

    YESSSSS! can’t wait to give ‘em a reality check. man $hitty ha

  20. Fred says:

    Kaka good enough for you? :lol: Some chump called Rasmus Elm and that’s about it.

  21. Notey90 says:

    It is payback time. Knocking them out of the F.A.cup and watching phil jones, ashley young, A.L, DdG and all of ‘em lads raising number 20 above their head is what will banish the pain of dat 6 – 1………..We are UTD……..we can achieve this…….I Believe!

    Some top comments coming from you ROMers………keep the Red flag flying high.

  22. Utd4life says:

    As much as we want revenge, a win will do nicely. Knocking them out of the FA cup is good enough for me. But it won’t be easy and like some here have pointed out, Mancini has got used to the derby games and he will know how to approach this game. Hopefully, by this game comes up, we will back to our swashbuckling best, with everyone fit and rearing to go.

  23. mara says:

    I would wait for Citeh game more happy if we would be in better form. We scoreing like italian clubs…

  24. aimanunited says:

    Mixed feelings with the draw, with current our form, to win is very difficult unless city turn out with shitty display. I’m not saying that they’re are invincible but if they’re on top form and we still played like last few games or just like previous city match then you know what result is going to be.

  25. whophiljones says:

    i know it will be a good game, fergie’s facial expressions never lie and the one he made during the villa game only suggests that he struck the golden chord and found the solution to all of our current woes. i feel bad for all the shitty ‘fans’ who jumped ship recently, cuz they will be jumping back soontimes.

  26. lordrt says:

    First thing to do for SAF is to prepare the whole squad mentally and physically, and of course have a plan B in case the bitters score first again, and not play like we did the last time and get thrashed. With the FA Cup eluding us for some time now, I believe this is the right moment to dent shitty’s ambitions and march on to claim this one

  27. yunus ahmad says:

    An opportunity to get our revenge

  28. Tgan says:

    OMG City away………………….FFS!!!!

  29. CedarsDevil says:

    OMG Tgan is here………………..FFS!!!!

    Piss off

  30. MancunianRed says:

    Time to ruin their tacky WWE opening at the etihad stadium. Flares and smoke bombs out in force please. Praying for a ticket for this one.

    Manchester is RED!

  31. Paul Parker says:

    …there really is a God and he watches everything!

    Knocking them out the FA Cup and reclaiming our Crown is more than enough revenge for losing 3 points. The players are fortunate to have this chance of redemption. Don’t fuck it up lads!

  32. Phill Hayes says:

    STAMPede – lot of sense spoken there mate. City have had a remarkable season and look the goods so far. However, it is a marathon and not a sprint, and anything can happen along the way. Back us to beat anyone on our day, but this one will be too close to call. Think it will be a very tight and edgy game, with nowhere near as many goals as the league game. Good to see the two manchester sides being the ones to beat in all comps this year. City have really come up on the blindside, but I doubt the boys will give in to some young upstarts so easily!!

  33. @WeSpeakFootball says:

    Knocking them out in the 3rd round is gonna be d best revenge we cud get. Not just knocking them out, doing it convincingly. But United has to be ready psycologically cos city are gonna be booming in confidence. We just can’t allow them get one over us again. I believe SAF would be ready for this challenge and we’ll go through


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