Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Liverpool’s Trent Alexander Arnold in action
The two old rivals meet in the cup for the first time since Kuyt scored a winner as Liverpool beat United 2-1 in January 2012
Manchester United will host Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup after the two arch rivals were drawn together Monday, with the game set to be played a week after their Premier League summit clash.
The two sides, who are both top of the Premier League table and go head-to-head in the league Sunday, meet in the cup for the first time since Dirk Kuyt scored a late winner as Liverpool beat United 2-1 in January 2012.
United have not beaten Liverpool since March 2018, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer yet to taste victory against Juergen Klopp’s side in four attempts.
Defending champions Arsenal will be on the road and play either Southampton or Shrewsbury Town, with the third round tie yet to be decided after the game was called off when Shrewsbury reported Covid-19 cases in their squad.
Manchester City travel to fourth tier side Cheltenham Town while Tottenham Hotspur, who beat eighth tier Marine, travel to second tier Wycombe Wanderers.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says there is no chance his players can think they have “cracked it” if Manchester United go top of the Premier League with a positive result against Burnley Tuesday.
Chelsea host Championship side Luton Town while Sheffield Untied, who recorded their first win of the season at Bristol Rovers in the third round, host Plymouth Argyle.
Fulham take on Burnley in an all-Premier League matchup while League Two side Crawley Town, who upset Leeds United, are away at Bournemouth.
The draw for the fifth round was also made Monday, with the Premier League’s “Big Six” avoiding match-ups against each other should they advance.
FOURTH ROUND DRAW (to be played weekend of Jan. 23-24)
* Cheltenham v Man City
* Bournemouth v Crawley
* Swansea v Forest
* Man Utd v Liverpool
* Southampton/Shrewsbury v Arsenal
* Barnsley v Norwich
* Chorley v Wolves
* Millwall v Bristol
* Brighton v Blackpool
* Wycombe v Tottenham
* Fulham v Burnley
* Sheffield Utd v Plymouth
* Chelsea v Luton
* Stockport/West Ham v Doncaster
* Brentford v Leicester
* Everton v Wednesday
FIFTH ROUND DRAW (to be played week starting Feb. 8)
* Fulham or Burnley v Bournemouth or Crawley
* Man Utd or Liverpool v Stockport/West Ham or Doncaster
* Sheffield Utd or Plymouth v Millwall or Bristol
* Chorley or Wolves v Southampton/Shrewsbury or Arsenal
* Barnsley or Norwich v Chelsea or Luton
* Everton or Wednesday v Wycombe or Tottenham
* Swansea or Forest v Cheltenham or Man City
* Brentford or Leicester v Brighton or Blackpool