Manchester United Learn FA Cup Third Round Opponents

FA Cup: Reds face Hammers

Manchester United have been drawn away to West Ham United in the FA Cup third round. 

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The tie will be played on the weekend of Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 January 2013.

The Reds were represented by ball number 25 in the draw, which was conducted by former Tottenham Hotspur captain Ledley King and former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

There have been seven FA Cup ties between the two Uniteds to date, resulting in three wins to the Reds and four defeats including one after a replay. The most recent FA Cup meeting was in the fourth round in 2002/03, when Sir Alex’s men mauled the East London side 6-0 at Old Trafford. However, two years previously, West Ham pulled off a shock 1-0 win in the same round at the same venue, courtesy of a goal from Paolo Di Canio.

The Reds, who last won the trophy in 2004, won away at Manchester City in last year’s third round, but bowed out in round four after a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

FA Cup third round draw in full:

Crystal Palace v Stoke
Brighton v Newcastle
Tottenham v Coventry City
Wigan v Bournemouth
Fulham v Blackpool
Aston Villa v Ipswich
Charlton v Huddersfield
Barrow or Macclesfield v Cardiff
Barnsley v Burnley
Manchester City v Watford
Swansea v Arsenal
Leicester v Burton
Millwall v Preston
Cheltenham or Hereford v Everton
Derby v Tranmere
Crawley v Reading
Aldershot v Rotherham or Notts County
Middlesbrough v Harrogate or Hastings
Accrington Stanley or Oxford v Sheffield United
Southampton v Chelsea
QPR v West Brom
Peterborough v Norwich
Lincoln or Mansfield v Liverpool
Bolton v Sunderland
Nottingham Forest v Oldham
West Ham v Manchester United
Hull v Alfreton or Leyton Orient
Blackburn v Bristol City
Leeds v Birmingham
Bury or Southend v Bradford or Brentford
Luton v Wolves
Sheffield Wednesday v MK Dons

Cup encounters

Manchester United’s record against West Ham United in the FA Cup:

1910/11 [A] Lost 1-2
1963/64 [N] Lost 1-3
1983/84 [H] Won 2-0
1984/85 [H] Won 4-2
1985/86 [A] Drew 1-1
1985/86 [H] Lost 0-2 (replay)
2000/01 [H] Lost 0-1
2002/03 [H] Won 6-0


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