FA Cup 5th round draw: Northampton or Derby to host Manchester United

Manchester United will travel to either Northampton Town or Derby County for their FA Cup fifth round tie.

That means the Red Devils could face Wayne Rooney’s side should Derby progress in their replay against Northampton — scheduled for Tuesday, February 4.

Rooney is player/coach under Philip Cocu at the Championship side.

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Former FA Cup winners Glen Johnson and Teddy Sheringham pulled the numbers out at BBC Broadcasting House.

In a change to the usual format, all eight ties will be played across three midweek nights between 3-5 March with no replays. This is because the Premier League is having a mid-season break in February, which sees each team get a weekend off, for the first time in English football history.

Man Utd made the fifth round after eliminating League One side Tranmere Rovers.

The Red Devils made it look easy winning 6-0, with six different scorers on the scoresheet.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be aiming for cup success this season because that’s United’s level at the moment. We’re a cup side, like we were in the 80s, and it looks like we’ll be out of the Carabao Cup later this week.

United travel to the Etihad on Wednesday night for the second leg of their League Cup semi-final with Man City. The Premier League champions go into the game with a two-gal advantage after winning the first leg 3-1 at Old Trafford.

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