Red Devils out for revenge as they draw City in Cup rerun
Manchester will be the epicentre of the third round of the FA Cup after City were drawn to play United yesterday.
Nine months after knocking them out at the semi-final stage -- and three months after inflicting on Alex Ferguson his greatest managerial defeat -- Roberto Mancini will lead City out against United at the Etihad Stadium.
It will be only the second time that City will have played at home against United in the competition.
In 1955, they beat United 2-0 at Maine Road and went on to reach the final.
Chelsea have continued their habit of straightforward-looking FA Cup ties at home with Portsmouth the opposition.
Just as they did in last season's year's third round, Arsenal have been drawn to play Leeds at the Emirates Stadium. Only a last-minute Cesc Fabregas penalty saved Arsene Wenger's side from elimination before they won 3-1 at Elland Road.
Tottenham's tie against Cheltenham would have been a little more daunting at Whaddon Road rather than White Hart Lane while Tamworth will be grateful for the extra revenue a third-round tie at Everton will produce.
The reward for the winners of the replay between Southend and Oldham is a visit to Liverpool.
FA Cup third round draw
Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury Town
Nottingham Forest v Leicester City
Manchester City v Manchester United
Dagenham & Redbridge/Walsall v Millwall
Crawley Town v Bristol City
Doncaster Rovers v Notts County
Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa
Tottenham Hotspur v Cheltenham Town
Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham United
Milton Keynes Dons v Queen's Park Rangers
Hull City v Ipswich Town
Coventry City v Southampton
Brighton & Hove Albion v Wrexham
Fulham v Charlton Athletic
Birmingham City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Norwich City v Burnley
Arsenal v Leeds United
Derby County v Crystal Palace
Fleetwood Town/Yeovil v Blackpool
Swindon Town v Wigan Athletic
Barnsley v Swansea City
Chelmsford City/Macclesfield Town v Bolton Wdrs
Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers
Everton v Tamworth
Sheffield United v Salisbury City/Grimsby Town
Liverpool v Southend United/Oldham Athletic
Gillingham v Stoke City
Chelsea v Portsmouth
Watford v Bradford City
Peterborough United v Sunderland
West Bromwich Albion v Cardiff City
Reading v Stevenage
Ties to be played over weekend of January 7/8