Today on LiveScore: United face Villa as third round draws to a close

Matthew Storey
LiveScore
10/01/202211:00
Steven Gerrard takes his Aston Villa side to Manchester United
Steven Gerrard takes his Aston Villa side to Manchester United

The FA Cup third round is not done yet with Manchester United welcoming Aston Villa to Old Trafford tonight.

As well as plenty of build-up to that clash, we look back on a thrilling weekend of ties.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

The final game of the FA Cup third round takes place this evening as Villa head north to face the Red Devils.

Ralf Rangnick needs a positive result to lift the mood around United, while the visitors will be buoyed by their recent capture of Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazilian joined on loan last week but was forced to isolate after testing positive for coronavirus and is not expected to feature tonight.

We take a look at what the former Liverpool man will bring to Steven Gerrard’s side.

It is also the first time Gerrard visits Old Trafford as a manager — and the Reds legend will be sure to get a frosty reception from the crowd.

The midfielder enjoyed some fine days against Liverpool’s fiercest rivals during his playing career and will be hoping for more of the same in the dugout.

FA Cup reaction

Cambridge celebrate after a famous upset at Newcastle
Cambridge celebrate after a famous upset at Newcastle

It was a classic weekend of FA Cup action with more than one upset sending Premier League clubs crashing out of the competition.

Cambridge’s 1-0 win at Newcastle was an occasion that 5,000 travelling U’s fans will never forget, while non-league Kidderminster got the better of Championship Reading at Aggborough.

And the last tie on Sunday saw Nottingham Forest dump Arsenal out at the third-round stage for the second time in four years.

We pick out our stars of third-round weekend — including a few names you probably do not know.

And if you missed the draw last night, check out who the giant killers have drawn in the fourth round.

Before you go

As usual, check out today’s Transfer Talk column for all the latest rumours this January.

Tottenham stuttered past League One Morecambe yesterday and Antonio Conte is reportedly planning a clear-out in North London.

Throughout the day we will keep you up to date with all news with the brand new LiveScore Daily column.

Make sure to keep it open while you work to ensure you do not miss a beat.

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Manchester UnitedAston VillaFA CupPremier LeagueTottenham HotspurCambridge UKidderminsterNewcastle UnitedReadingPhilippe Coutinho

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