Last season Manchester United reached the final of the FA Cup, losing narrowly to Jose Mourinho’s former club, Chelsea.
This season, having exited the Carabao Cup at the hands of Derby County, the FA Cup remains, quite possibly the only piece of silverware Manchester United can win.
Our ambitions of winning the Premier League are all but over with Manchester City, already, 16 points ahead of us.
Okay, we may still be in the Champions League, but, on recent form, would you place your mortgage on Manchester United winning it?
Tonight, the draw for the third round of the FA Cup was made live on BBC2.
With the big boys of the Premier League, plus the Championship teams entering the competition at this stage, Manchester United, ball number 24, were drawn to play Reading (h), not a bad draw I think you’ll agree.