After a weekend of FA Cup shocks will we see another one tonight? Will Man Utd knock Aston Villa out of the cup? 😉
Arsenal got what they deserved at the City Ground. Nothing. While Liverpool and Spurs had to come from behind to secure a place in the fourth round, the draw for which took place on Sunday.
Five Premier League teams have already been knocked out the competition and another will be added to list this evening.
It's been five years since Manchester United won some silverware, their longest drought since the 80s – so there's no underestimating the task at hand for Ralf Rangnick.
United were awful against Wolves last Monday evening, could hardly string two passes together, and looked like a team without and shape or identity so Rangnick needs to turn things around, and fast, before the volume of those already questioning his appointment grows louder.
A good run in the FA Cup would help alleviate the pressure and with Middlesbrough at home, the prize for tonight's victor, there's a promising route to the last 16.
But no-one would love to put another spanner in the United works more than Steven Gerrard. The Liverpool legend takes his Villa side to Old Trafford as 4/1 underdogs.
Since his appointment Gerrard has had mixed results. There's no shame in losing to Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City but defeat last time out to Brentford was the first real bump in the road.
Both managers look likely to field strong line-ups although new signing Philippe Coutinho looks unlikey to make it for Villa.
Villa left Old Trafford with all three points in September and if you saw United v Wolves you'd think 4/1 looked too big on them winning again. But Rangnick will surely get a response from his United side so this one could go the distance with the draw priced at 3/1.
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