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Manchester United Away In Third Round

05 December 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading have been drawn to play Premier League Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup. The draw will see Royals boss Jaap Stam get a quick reunion as he faces his former club for the first time as a club manager. The Stam connection will be sure to attract plenty of attention as he media look for a interesting tie in the first round the top two divisions take part. After several decent cup runs in recent history, an away trip to Manchester United in the third round means Reading have one of the toughest possible start if they are to make progress this season.

The game is scheduled for the weekend of 7 January 2017, but could be played either side of the weekend if selected for live TV coverage.

Recent Meetings with Manchester United

16 March 2013 Premier League Man Utd (Away) L: 0-1 Read report...
18 February 2013 FA Cup Man Utd (Away) L: 1-2 Read report...
01 December 2012 Premier League Man Utd (HOME) L: 3-4 Read report...
19 January 2008 Premiership Man Utd (HOME) L: 0-2 Read report...
12 August 2007 Premiership Man Utd (Away) D: 0-0 Read report...
27 February 2007 FA Cup Man Utd (HOME) L: 2-3 Read report...
17 February 2007 FA Cup Man Utd (Away) D: 1-1 Read report...
30 December 2006 Premiership Man Utd (Away) L: 2-3 Read report...
23 September 2006 Premiership Man Utd (HOME) D: 1-1 Read report...
27 January 1996 FA Cup Man Utd (HOME) L: 0-3 Read report...


Discussion On This Story:


» 02 Dec 2016 21:21

On Monday the draw for the 3rd round of the FA Cup will be with us (live on BBC 2 at 7pm)

Reading will be number 32

For the last 3 years Reading have been give cr@p ties away at fellow Division 2 sides (Huddersfield twice and little tiny tinpot Brighton) and while you may feel a change should be on the cards my expectation is for something equally cr@p like Leeds, Norwich, Barnsley or some other game against a familiar old face

Personally I'd like a game against a non league team e.g. Woking or Brackley but looking at the 2nd round it seems that there aren't too many of those left (only one guaranteed to make the draw - Eastleigh or Halifax)

So failing that a game against Carlisle would be nice as I believe they are the team the we have gone the longest without playing (35 years?) plus who wouldnt want to go to Cumbria in January?

Anyway stick your guesses for the draw below...


» 02 Dec 2016 21:29

Fleetwood....our first meeting against a team that I once watched as a "park team"

Eastleigh....Jamie Cureton is cup-tied unfortunately.....would be a decent crowd home or away


» 02 Dec 2016 21:37

Millwall at home


» 02 Dec 2016 21:43

yeah....would be nice to see Shaun Cummings again

 Royal Ginger

» 02 Dec 2016 22:50

I'll take Huddersfield, if it ain't broke...


» 02 Dec 2016 23:10

Hoping Woking go through and we draw them tbh when was the last time we played them competitively? Would be a good big money draw for the 'cards'.

 Whitley Hoops

» 02 Dec 2016 23:27

Oxford or wycombe away if not then a localish lower league away trip will be nice.


» 03 Dec 2016 00:11

Away to Barrow.


» 03 Dec 2016 00:44

Sutton united or Cheltenham away

 Harpers So Solid Crew

» 03 Dec 2016 07:38

Home to the smallest local team left, a day out for their fans.
We have had plenty over the last few years.
4k Woking fans in the stand would be great


» 03 Dec 2016 10:38

Halifax away please. It's been a long long time since we last played there.

 Ian Royal

» 03 Dec 2016 15:59

Cambridge Utd away please.

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