The fixtures for the fourth and fifth rounds of the tournament were revealed, with the clash between English football’s two most successful teams marking the pick of the bunch – which can be viewed in full below.
United’s 20 league wins and Liverpool’s 19 are generally considered to set the clubs apart as the biggest in the country, with United also 12-time winners in the FA Cup – having won more trophies in the competition than any team other than Arsenal (14). Liverpool, meanwhile, have seven FA Cups to their name.
Whether or not the two rivals occupy those positions in the top flight come their FA Cup clash remains to be seen, but January will regardless be an important month for each club as United and Liverpool jostle for supremacy in both the Premier League and FA Cup.
Below is the full draw for the fourth and fifth rounds of the FA Cup.
Fourth round – week of 23 January
Cheltenham vs Manchester City
Swansea vs Nottingham Forest
Southampton/Shrewsbury vs Arsenal
Sheffield United vs Plymouth Argyle
Stockport/West Ham vs Doncaster
Everton vs Sheffield Wednesday
Fifth round – week of 10 February
Fulham/Burnley vs Bournemouth/Crawley
Man United/Liverpool vs Stockport/West Ham/Doncaster
Sheffield United/Plymouth Argyle vs Millwall/Bristol City
Chorley/Wolves vs Southampton/Shrewsbury/Arsenal
Barnsley/Norwich vs Chelsea/Luton
Everton/Sheffield Wednesday vs Wycombe/Tottenham
Swansea/Nottingham Forest vs Cheltenham/Man City
Brentford/Leicester vs Brighton/Blackpool