Manchester United’s Emirates FA Cup campaign will continue with a fifth-round tie away to Premier League rivals Chelsea next month.
The tie between last season’s FA Cup final opponents will be played at Stamford Bridge sometime between Friday 15 and Monday 18 February. The exact date and kick-off time will be confirmed in due course once broadcasters have decided which games will be selected for live television coverage in the UK.
The match will be sandwiched in between the Reds’ testing home games against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League last-16 first leg and Liverpool in the Premier League.
United reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the fifth successive season after beating Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night thanks to goals from former Gunners forward Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and substitute Anthony Martial.
That impressive fourth-round victory followed a 2-0 win over Championship side Reading in round three at Old Trafford, when Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku scored in the first half.
FULL FIFTH-ROUND DRAW
Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town or Wolverhampton Wanderers
AFC Wimbledon v Millwall
Doncaster Rovers v Crystal Palace
Middlesbrough or Newport County v Manchester City
Chelsea v Manchester United
Swansea v Barnet or Brentford
Portsmouth or Queens Park Rangers v Watford
Brighton & Hove Albion or West Bromwich Albion or Derby County