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Manchester United draw Leicester in FA Cup quarter-final

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Manchester United will face Leicester City in the quarter-final of the FA Cup.

An exact date and time has not yet been set for the match, but it will be played on the weekend of March 20 and be held at the King Power Stadium.

In a temporary rule change to prevent the football calender from getting even more packed in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no replays this season so the match must be settled on the day, through extra-time and penalties if required.

The game will see United’sPremier League away trip to Crystal Palace, currently scheduled for March 20, postponed and played at a later date and it will be the final fixture before the first international break of 2021.

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Also, should United advance as far in the Europa League, then their Last-16 second leg match will be played on March 18, making it yet another busy week for the club.

United advanced to the quarter-finals with a hard-fought 1-0 victory against West Ham United after extra-time, with Scott McTominay’s header being the difference, after previously beating Watford and Liverpool.

United’s last trip to Leicester ended in a disappointing 2-2 draw on Boxing Day, with a late Axel Tuanzebe own-goal costing United the three points.

The Foxes have defeated Stoke City, Brentford and Brighton in their run to the quarter-finals.

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Manchester United beat West Ham 1-0 in the FA Cup, thanks to Scott McTominay’s extra-time winner.

United sealed a spot in the cup quarter-finals with victory over David Moyes’ side at Old Trafford, and now they travel to West Brom in the league on Sunday.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be aiming to go one step further in this year’s tournament as they were knocked out by Chelsea in last year’s semi-finals at Wembley.

United last won the tournament in 2016, defeating Crystal Palace 2-1 in Louis van Gaal’s last game in charge. They have lifted the trophy on 12 different occasions, a record only bettered by Arsenal.

The full quarter-final draw is as follows:

  • Everton vs Manchester City
  • Bournemouth vs Southampton
  • Leicester City vs Manchester United
  • Barnsley or Chelsea vs Sheffield United



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