History revisited as Manchester United draw Liverpool FC in the FA Cup
Liverpool face an unenviable trip down the East Lancs Road when they take on Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.
Old Trafford holds few happy memories for the Reds, who were downed in the fourth round of the competition back in January 1999, when Dwight Yorke and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer combined in the dying minutes to snatch a famous victory at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’.
Reacting to the draw, Hodgson said: “It will be an excellent game of football but it’s a bit unfortunate that two Premier League teams of the quality of Manchester United and Liverpool get drawn together in the third round. I always feel that’s a bit sad.
“It’ll be a cracking game of football. No doubt we’ll find ourselves on TV again. We seem to be on TV every week, so I better get my make-up ready.”
Everton were also handed a tricky away tie to Scunthorpe when the next round of the cup is played on the weekend of 8/9 January 2011.