Tied at the top of the Premier (although this Tuesday Manchester United will be the only leader if they draw or win in a pending match at Burnley’s home), ‘red devils’ and Liverpool will be measured this Sunday in the classic of English football classics. And, to top it all, the FA Cup round of 32 draw determined that United and Liverpool also meet in that round.
Keep in mind that the two great rivals par excellence in English football are Manchester United and Liverpool. They are also the ones that have been proclaimed champions of England on the greatest number of occasions: 20 United and 19 Liverpool. And in the round of 32 of the FA Cup, Jürgen Klopp’s ‘reds’ will visit Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team at Old Trafford. United has 12 FA Cups to its name (the second most, after Arsenal, winner of 14). Liverpool, 7. The matches will be played on the weekend of January 23 and 24.
Instead, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will visit Cheltenham Town, from the Fourth Division, in the oldest club tournament. The Wolves got the Chorley. Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal rival will be the winner of the postponed tie between Southampton and Shrewsbury.
Bournemouth, now in Second, will host Crawley Town, from Fourth who gave the bell by eliminating Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds on Sunday.
José Mourinho’s Tottenham had to visit Wycombe Wanderers (Second) in Adams Park, while Fulham and Burnley will star in a tie that will face 2 Premier teams.