FA Cup fourth round draw: Manchester United handed trip to Cambridge

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will get another chance to find out what the FA Cup is all about thanks to this evening's fourth round draw, which pits the Red Devils against League Two side Cambridge United.

United will visit the Abbey Stadium on the weekend beginning January 24th, tasked with repeating their 2-0 success against Yeovil Town rather than the nightmare of his League Cup humiliation at the hands of the MK Dons in his third game in charge.

Van Gaal's chance to continue his English football education is the highlight of an intriguing fourth round draw, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City also given favourable draws in search of a place in the last 16.

Arsenal back down to Brighton

Holders Arsenal continue their sense of deja vu from last season's FA Cup triumph with a fourth round trip to Brighton & Hove Albion for the second season running. The Gunners shaded a terrific 3-2 encounter at this stage last season, with anything other than a repeat performance unthinkable for Arsene Wenger's side.

Chelsea meanwhile have been handed a draw that the boys from the Football Factory can only dream of, taking on Millwall at Stamford Bridge if they can get past Bradford in their third-round replay next week.

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Birmingham battle also worth shouting about

Elsewhere West Bromwich Albion will face local rivals Birmingham City in another FA Cup derby clash, one that's got Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster buzzing with anticipation.

Man City have another home tie against Championship opposition to look forward to, entertaining Middlesborough at the Etihad Stadium later this month.

Liverpool will host Bolton if they can come through a tricky trip to AFC Wimbledon tonight, while AFC Bournemouth will fancy their chances of knocking out Aston Villa and continuing their impressive start to the season.

FA Cup Fourth Round draw in full: Southampton or Ipswich v Crystal Palace, Cambridge Utd v Manchester Utd, Blackburn v Swansea, Chelsea v Millwall or Bradford, Derby v Scunthorpe or Chesterfield, Preston North End v Sheffield United, Birmingham City v West Brom, Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth, Cardiff City v Reading, AFC Wimbledon or Liverpool v Bolton, Burnley or Tottenham v Leicester, Brighton v Arsenal, Rochdale v Stoke City, Sunderland v Fulham or Wolves, Doncaster Rovers or Bristol City v Everton or West Ham, Manchester City v Middlesbrough.

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