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Rooney date for United reunion


Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney's reunion with Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round will be televised live on Thursday, March 5.

The former England striker, now with Championship side Derby, is United's all-time top goalscorer having played for the Red Devils between 2004 and 2017.

He last played against United for Everton on New Year's Day 2018, but is set to go up against them in the last-16 encounter at Pride Park, which will be shown live on BT Sport.

Derby booked their place in the fifth round with victory over Northampton in a replay on Tuesday night.

BT will also show the match between League One side Portsmouth - FA Cup winners in 2008 - and Arsenal on Monday, March 2.

Chelsea's meeting with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge will be live on BBC One on Tuesday, March 3, while the British terrestrial broadcaster will also televise the match between Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester City on March 4.

Leeds director of football Victor Orta and head of media and communications James Mooney have been handed one-match stadium bans, and also been fined, after accepting charges laid against them by the English Football Association.

The pair were involved in separate incidents in the Elland Road tunnel at half-time of Leeds' 3-2 Championship victory over Millwall on January 28.

Leeds had been 2-0 down at half-time before mounting a second-half recovery.

A statement from the FA read: "Leeds United FC's director of football, Victor Orta, and head of media and communications, James Mooney, have been given immediate one-match stadium bans following separate breaches of FA Rule E3 during the club's EFL Championship fixture against Millwall FC on 28/1/2020.

"Victor Orta admitted that his language and/or behaviour in the tunnel area at half-time amounted to improper conduct and James Mooney admitted that his behaviour during a separate incident in the tunnel area at half-time also amounted to improper conduct.

"Victor Orta and James Mooney have been fined £2,000 and £700 respectively."