Man United to begin FA Cup defence against Reading

December 06, 2016
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (right) vies for the ball with Everton's Ashley Williams during the English Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, on Sunday.


Manchester United will begin their defence of the FA Cup against second-tier Reading, which is managed by former United defender Jaap Stam.

The third-round draw, which sees the teams from England's top two divisions join the competition, was made yesterday, and there were four all-Premier League matchups, including Manchester City visiting West Ham.

Everton will host Leicester, Hull are at home to Swansea, and Burnley are away to Sunderland.

In other matches in the last 64, Arsenal visits second-tier Preston, Chelsea are at home to either Notts County or Peterborough, and Liverpool will host Newport or Plymouth.

The third round takes place from January 6-9.

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