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United Draw Fulham Or Blackpool

If Manchester United beat West Ham in the 3rd Round replay they will face Fulham or Blackpool at Old Trafford.

Other draws
Norwich City v Luton Town
Oldham Athletic v Mansfield Town or Liverpool (play on Sunday)
Macclesfield Town v Wigan Athletic or Bournemouth
Derby County v Blackburn Rovers
Hull City or Leyton Orient v Barnsley
Middlesbrough v Aldershot Town
Millwall v Aston Villa
Leeds United or Birmingham City v Tottenham Hotspur
Brighton & Hove Albion v Swansea City or Arsenal
Crystal Palace or Stoke City v Manchester City
West Ham United or Manchester United v Fulham or Blackpool
Southend United or Brentford v Chelsea
Reading v Sheffield United
Huddersfield Town v Leicester
QPR or West Brom v Sheffield Wednesday or MK Dons
Bolton or Sunderland v Cheltenham or Everton


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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93 Comments

  1. WeAreUnited says:

    can’ believe we are letting this kid go

    He seems so complete, and I also liked him when he played against Newcastle, saw some pace and skills and good close-control.

    here he is in the championships, tearing Blackpool 2011, so he was even younger back then.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li-nN6-f0uY

    I hope we have a buyback clause, cause he would strenghten us up, and would be a skillfull winger with pace and power. Like Valencia just with more skills.

    I wonder. Maybe SAF sees something we don’t?

  2. Hiitsme says:

    So appaza Modric is unsettled at Los Blancos, and I reckon with the relationship we have with Morinhou we could get him for 15 mil… 27 years old, top quality, out of favour in a star studded midfield a la van der vaart and arjen robben. Could be worth a punt especially cause Scholes is probably leaving this year and carrick ain’t gonna get any younger?

    I know he’s flirted with Chelski in the past, but in all honesty is he any worse than sneijder? I’d bite Real’s hands off if we could get him for 12 mil. Thoughts?

  3. lordrt says:

    Utd have to get past W.Ham to face either team, and its been a long time since Utd lifted the FA Cup, so I hope the lads go up for this one as well as the EPL title to restore some prestige, as last season we did no win anything

  4. aberbacadabra says:

    another thread please scott.

  5. TheCANTONA says:

    @WeAreUnited:
    dont worry we just loan him to Hull.

  6. FletchTHEMAN says:

    WeAreUnited and TheCantona,

    Think WeAreUnited has it right mate.
    I originally heard that the loan was extended. Now it is looking like United have accepted a £2m bid from Hull City for Robbie Brady. Best of luck to Robbie! As said above, hope we have right of first refusal.

    http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/story-17781543-detail/story.html

    Also heard we were bring back Amos, cutting his loan short. Bit surprised as the lad has been given 17odd games by Steve Bruce, which you couldn’t buy for the money. I’ve asked it before but no reply. What is the evidence that Lindegaard is fully fit? Thought it VERY odd that he was on the bench v West Ham. Agree DeGea should be #1, but also feel a strong #2 should have all the cup ties. Any thoughts?

  7. StatesideAussie says:

    I’d really like us to win the FA cup this year. Been a long time between drinks in that particular competition. Of course, I’d rather win the PL and the CL, but the CL is a total fucking lottery (even more so than any other knockout comp). A domestic double would do me nicely.

  8. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Stateside. I’m with you mate. Not won it since 03-04.

    Players in the current squad who have won it: Giggs(4), Scholes(3), Rooney(1) Fletcher(1). Right, and Robin van Persie!

    Shocking to think we havn’t even made the final since 2007.
    Rio, Vidic, Nani, Carrick among senior players who have never won it.

  9. parryheid says:

    Pity Lampard isn’t a Defensive midfielder could have been a Larsonn moment for United.

  10. Theredderdevil says:

    Flrtchtheman

    Thing is, there’s rumours all over the media thhat United are in for a proven goalkeeper after recennt cock ups by both De Gea and Lindegaard. I think that explains why Amos is being brought back. as much as everyone is sayind DDG is our No 1, don’t be surprised he’s sold. But God forbid! we are being associated with Reina.How I detest that guy!

  11. Diego says:

    The loss against Portsmouth in 08 was so fucking bad. That should have been a second treble but we somehow forgot how to score in that game.

  12. Diego says:

    Recent cock ups by De Gea? Do you believe everything you read?

  13. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Impressive read suggests Robin van Persie is a dead certainty for POTY
    RvP earned Manchester United 26pts in the EPL by contributing goals from losing or drawing positions. Next player only contributed 14. Wow!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2258352/Robin-van-Persie-valuable-player-Premier-League–team.html

  14. TheCANTONA says:

    @Fletch:
    never heard before but mate of mine told me we’ll sell him this january. Best of luck to Robbie, shame we didnt get a chance to see another homegrown winger gaining spot on our flanks.
    Rooney never won fa cup mate, the last time we won it, Rooney was still a blues…

  15. TheCANTONA says:

    Cock up by DdG my ass! More like our defenders couldnt do their job properly.
    DdG is a long term project, SAF knew this from the day we bought him.

  16. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Update on 11:35. It’s a typo.

    Rooney has never won the FA Cup. Meant to add (as a joke) that Ronney (Ronaldo) had won it once, but fingers got all muddled.

    So only 4 current players have won it.

  17. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Replay set for Wednesday 16 January 2013

    Third Round Replay: (KO 20:00 GMT) Manchester United vs West Ham United

    http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/Fixtures

  18. samuel - united WE stand says:

    TheCantona – exactly. I’ve been reading pathetic rumours about keepers getting linked with united and i can’t but laugh. De gea is a fantastic prospect and is gradually coming to grips with english football. He is improving and if we have the patience, he could one of the world’s very best. United’s defensive frailties have not been entirely down to him, we need to improve defensively as a team but this witch-hunt of de gea highlights the incompetent nature of english journalism, they build players and then crush them or in de gea’s case, spot the fact he’s still adapting to the league (which would take patience) and claim he’s not good enough by constantly highlighting errors. De gea at this stage is no where near complete, he’s an investment united are nurturing, he was always going to take time, i wish those pop corn eating incompetent bufoons in the media realised the bigger picture but hey, let them bang on by all fucking means, united will support de gea.

  19. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Theredderdevil says:

    Flrtchtheman

    Thing is, there’s rumours all over the media thhat United are in for a proven goalkeeper after recennt cock ups by both De Gea and Lindegaard. I think that explains why Amos is being brought back. as much as everyone is sayind DDG is our No 1, don’t be surprised he’s sold. But God forbid! we are being associated with Reina.How I detest that guy!”

    The only decent thing in this comment is your words on reina. Try to analyse games with your own eyes, try avoid seeing games through the bollocks of the SUN or other useless newspapers.

  20. TheCANTONA says:

    Its been a long time since we won the oldest cup in the world. Our team has change so much. No more Ruud, Keano, Ronaldo & *ehm*,, Djemba2x.
    We’ve gone through hard & bitter transition period in 03-06 and now we found ourselves in another transition period.
    I believed we couldve won the FA Cup in 07/08, but that cunt Atkinson (suprise, eh?) ruined us that day.
    And now As the biggest collector of the FA Cup trophy i would really love it if we win the fa cup this season.

  21. TheCANTONA says:

    But yes we must defeat WHU first while hoping the FA wont give us another hard draw this time… ;)

  22. Drewgen says:

    What do people think the odds are of having Rooney, Anderson, Nani and Jones back for the West Ham replay?
    I suppose with his recent family tragedy and the compassionate leave he’s rightly been given, Rooney is unlikely, but hoping to see the other three get some game time.
    Powell would be great to see some of too

  23. mara says:

    @ Samuel Unitedwe stand, TheCantona
    De Gea is great for his years, maybe the best in the Europe. I agree that journalist writig bullshit. He need to settle in our league, but he is great for now. I would address manny goals on our defence address…he is more than good..and will be better

  24. dannysoya LOVES USAIN BOLT says:

    What is this rubbish about us replacing De Gea. This boy is just 22 years old FFS. He’s got at least 15 years in him. He will improve all his lacking areas with time. It’s not his fault we are conceding so many goals it is the fault of our sleepy defence that has played poorly for the most part this year. He has done as best as he could to try and stop as many as he could reach. Casillas wasn’t automatically the best GK in world when he first broke into the madrid team at 18. it took TIME. Fuck Reina and Begovic. DE GEA is our keeper and this is how it will remain hopefully.

  25. FletchTHEMAN says:

    I personally don’t think there is any chance that DeGea is going anywhere. Personally think that project David is progressing apace. Difference is we have to watch De Gea bulk up to EPL standard 14 stone which keepers normally do in quiet backwaters off on loan and come out at 25 to 28 yo.

    Think we will all be happy have him in 3-4 years and most of us (myself included) are right pleased with the lad right now. Most of the problems in defense are with the back 6 anyway. De Gea could get more vocal as well.

    So what to make of Amos coming back
    1. Amos could be coming back because of concerns about Lindegaard (lets have a look at the bench v pool)
    2. Amos could be coming back ahead of another loan, or he might have a picked up a knock.

    And what to make of rumors of us searching for a new keeper.
    3. Might be concerns about Lindegaard but I even doubt that (passing strange he didn’t play v West Ham in my view)
    4. Cock and Bull (most likely). We are looking increasingly likely to sign no senior players in this window and thus do exactly what Fergie said he would do. Wouldn’t bat an eye if we brought in some cover if a good deal was afoot, but doubt all the named rumors. No chance on Wee Wes or Modric in my view.

    Happy with the squad.

    As to the future, I hope we sort out Vidic, Nani, Kagawa, Smalling, Lindegaard and Valencia. All seem well off their games for obvious reasons.

    That said, I still feel we are odds on to put a hurt on Liverpool this weekend :twisted:

  26. WeAreUnited says:

    De Gea is great for his years, maybe the best in the Europe.

    We just have to remember this and stop reading what the pundits say about our keeper.

    the lad has kept us alive in many games and doesn’t rush when he’s 1on1, one of the bests in the world I can say without being red or bias, I though this when he played for Atletico, and WILL say it NOW, when he plays for us.

    we’ll be happy to keep the lad for 10years here, if Barcelona don’t come and conquer him.

    peace.

  27. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Sir Alex loves to give the fans heart attacks! WHOKNEW?! HA

    SAF “At the end of the day, the finish to these games sends everybody home absolutely over the moon. They’ll be ..telling each other, ‘What a game, absolutely fantastic”

    http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2013/Jan/sir-alex-revels-in-uniteds-ability-to-never-surrender-until-the-final-whistle.aspx

  28. FletchTHEMAN says:

    This is brilliant! Ha!

    United fan not having it when wife tells him to sit after RvP goal!

    http://www.offthepost.info/blog/2013/01/manchester-united-fan-annoys-his-wife-with-goal-celebration/

  29. WeAreUnited says:

    Fletch

    that’s funny!!

    I think we should get this lad Iker Muniain, he’s DDG best friend and could temp him here!!! one of the brightest future stars. He would shine with the likes of Rooney, RVP, Chicha Clevs, Ando, Nani and Kagawa!

    http://www.offthepost.info/blog/2012/07/dont-fall-asleep-in-front-of-manchester-united-goalkeeper-david-de-gea/

  30. belfast red. says:

    I cant wait until this match against the scum already!! Even tho they are just a mid table small club nowadays :) still nothing more sweeter than to beat the scum! keep them in their place! Haha.

  31. belfast red. says:

    Fletch lmao. Have to feel sorry for the bloke in pub. My gf says the words “its only a game!” Thats irks me! Haha.

  32. domunited says:

    1) I care about the FA Cup. It’s been a while since we’ve won it. That said, I want #20 more.

    2) DDG must stay. No other keeper has as much potential over the next 10-15 years. He just needs to add protein shakes to his diet and spend about 2 hours in the gym every morning.

    3) I’m sick of the argument “Where would you be if you didn’t have RVP?…” Nonsense scenario – the fact is that RVP *is* in a Man United jersey and he *is* delivering on all promises.

    4) I think Cristiano Ronaldo should win the Ballon d’Or. He carried Real Madrid to the title, breaking the Barca lock on La Liga. Messi is great, don’t get me wrong, but CR7 actually won something this award year.

  33. fergie is the boss says:

    samuel – united WE stand – the whole story of DDG being replaced makes no sense, with the ones mentioned. He has been playing every week, his shot saving ratio is the best out thee, and in 2 yeas he will be spain’s number 1. We have got a potential gold mine here, and the boss is going to give up Spain’s future number 1, because of what? leaking goals, which are not his fault.

  34. King Eric says:

    Can someone tell me please about these “recent cock ups by De Gea” Infact in his United career he has made fuck all cock ups yet the media perpetuate a myth. Charity Shield yes against Dzeko and West Brom away start of last season, thats about it.

  35. King Eric says:

    Rooney hasn’t won the FA Cup.

  36. King Eric says:

    Fletch – Ha sorry mate I have since seen you corrected your statement that Rooney won FA Cup!!

  37. King Eric says:

    Had to laugh at Merson who last week said “United should sign Shay Given as the OT faithful are getting on De Gea’s back” Err no they aren’t Paul you cokehead cry baby cunt. Fucking Given? The man who never comes off his line and can’t even get in the poorest Villa side in years?

  38. Ash says:

    Media has never liked De gea. Hart was average at best in his 21 and 22 yet no one blamed him. They all know de gea is something special and thast why its best to unsettle him. I don’t want any clarificatION for this but I hope Sir alex comes and say that De gea is our number 1 for years to come. End this bullshit talk.

    Reina! He is a fucking joke of a keeper yet he hardly gets any stick. Lindegaard has better skills than Reina. Joke of reporting. I urge all our fans to support de gea. Keepers develope late and he is just 21-22. Patience is the key.

    Off topic- Bit disappointed that we have sold Brady (Reports say that). I thought lad has talent and could have been number 2 to Ash young. We should have given him some chance atleast. Even in pre seasons he wasn’t that bad. Could have done reasonably well here. When we can give gibson a chance its no harm giving brady a season. He was a left footed and tahst a position we are not filled with. Honestly a bit disappointed.

  39. Ash says:

    Media has never liked De gea. Hart was average at best in his 21 and 22 yet no one blamed him. They all know de gea is something special and thast why its best to unsettle him. I don’t want any clarificatION for this but I hope Sir alex comes and say that De gea is our number 1 for years to come. End this bullshit talk.

    Reina! He is a fucking joke of a keeper yet he hardly gets any stick. Lindegaard has better skills than Reina. Joke of reporting. I urge all our fans to support de gea. Keepers develope late and he is just 21-22. Patience is the key.

    Off topic- Bit disappointed that we have sold Brady (Reports say that). I thought lad has talent and could have been number 2 to Ash young. We should have given him some chance atleast. Even in pre seasons he wasn’t that bad. Could have done reasonably well here. When we can give gibson a chance its no harm giving brady a season. He was a left footed and tahst a position we are not filled with. Honestly a bit disappointed.

  40. Ash says:

    King eric

    Hi mate. Nice to see you here. Paul Merson is a dick. He is the same man who recently said Man city have the best squad in the league. My foot. They have just 2 or 3 quality players thats it. Guys like milner and barry are shit. Big time shit. If any one wants to know why england doesn’t win anything the reason is they don’t recognize true talent. How could anyone not make Scholes their star player is beyond me. Even our rival fans accept that Scholes is the best midfielder. Fucking English football.
    And now same way they are not selecting Carrick. Ohh my god. Fucking joke. Barry was the same player who didn’t bother to tackle Ozil in the world cup. Bloody Joke.
    I hope they treat Cleverly properly. He is another talented guy.

  41. Hans says:

    I wish we had scousers at home, to kick them out once and for all!

  42. King Eric says:

    Ash – Hello my friend, how are you? Thanks alot. City better squad my arse like you say. I keep hearing that shit but it is just not true. They have a load of very average but very expensive players.

  43. King Eric says:

    Regards De Gea he is definitely number one. I think most expected Anders to start in FA Cup but I reckon Fergie put De Gea in there to see how he dealt with Sam’s long ball tactics.

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