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FA Cup third round draws: Manchester United take on Aston Villa

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Steven Gerrard will resume his rivalry against Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford. Aston Villa will travel to Manchester in hope of replicating their win earlier in the season.

This would be the pick of the games as there are not many stand-out draws in the early part of the tournament.

Manchester United has rejuvenated since the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Winning three games and drawing two in the five games they have played since.

The new interim manager got off to a winning start in the Premier League. They defeated a mid-table Crystal Palace side in a controlled 1-0 victory at home.

Aston Villa has also fared well since the appointment of Steven Gerrard as head coach. They have won three of the four games since he has been in charge, losing only to a very strong Manchester City side.

This game will be a good test for the teams, and it will be a decent way to start their FA Cup campaign.

In the other games, European Champions Chelsea host non-league side Chesterfield. Liverpool to play against Shrewsbury.

Arsenal will go up against Nottingham Forrest at The City Ground. Nottingham Forrest knocked out Arsenal from the FA Cup the last time they met at the City Ground. That game also turned out to be the last FA Cup game for Arsene Wenger as an Arsenal manager.

English Champions Manchester City will travel to Swindon Town. The defending Champions Leicester City will play Premier League side, Watford.

In-form West Ham United will take on Leeds in what should be another intriguing match-up. Tottenham Hotspurs will face League 1 side, Morecambe.

The third round of the FA Cup will be played between 7th to 10th January 2022.

FA Cup third round draw in full

Boreham Wood v AFC Wimbledon

Yeovil Town v Bournemouth

Stoke City v Leyton Orient

Swansea City v Southampton

Chelsea v Chesterfield

Liverpool v Shrewsbury Town

Cardiff v Preston North End

Coventry City v Derby County

Burnley v Huddersfield

West Bromwich Albion v Brighton and Hove Albion

Kidderminster Harriers v Reading

Leicester City v Watford

Mansfield Town v Middlesbrough

Hartlepool United v Blackpool

Hull City v Everton

Bristol City v Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur v Morecambe

Millwall v Crystal Palace

Port Vale v Brentford

Swindon Town v Manchester City

Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers

Luton Town v Harrogate Town

Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyle

Manchester United v Aston Villa

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield United

Newcastle United v Cambridge United

Barnsley v Ipswich Town or Barrow

Peterborough United v Bristol Rovers

West Ham United v Leeds United

Queens Park Rangers v Rotherham

Charlton Athletic v Norwich City

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

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