Date: 4th December 2006 at 11:52am
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United can make it three in a row against Aston Villa in the FA Cup, having drawn them for the 3rd round of the competition.

The Reds knocked Villa out of the cup in 2002 and 2004 and now they are due to face against Martin O’Neill’s men in the third round at Old Trafford. The tie will be played on January 6/7.

Elsewhere, Liverpool will lock horns with Arsenal in the repeat of the fortcoming League Cup quarterfinal whilst Chelsea have drawn Macclesfield, managed by Paul Ince.

The ties:

Blackpool v Aldershot or Basingstoke
Barnet v Colchester United
Sheffield United v Swansea City
Reading v Burnley
Portsmouth v Wigan Athletic
Mansfield or Doncaster v Bolton Wanderers
West Ham United v Brighton
Leicester City v Fulham
Derby County v Wrexham
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Oldham Athletic
Bury or Chester City v Ipswich Town
Manchester United v Aston Villa
Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City
Tamworth v Norwich City
Salisbury or Nottm Forest v Charlton
Cardiff City v Tottenham Hotspur
Preston North End v Sunderland
Liverpool v Arsenal
Bristol Rovers or Bournemouth v Hereford
Watford v Stockport County
Crystal Palace v Swindon Town
Bristol City v Coventry City
Peterbrough v Plymouth Argyle
Queens Park Rangers v Luton Town
Southend United v Barnsley
West Brom v Leeds United
Hull City v Middlesbrough
Birmingham City v Newcastle United
Torquay or Leyton Orient v Southampton
Everton v Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea v Macclesfield Town
Stoke City v Bradford City or Millwall