LONDON: Manchester United will host Premier League champions Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round.

Monday night’s draw pitched 12-time winners United into battle with Jurgen Klopp’s men, who beat a coronavirus-hit Aston Villa side to book their place.

Though the winner will be at home in the fifth round, the draw for which was also made on Monday, it’s Manchester City who came out best.

City will visit Cheltenham in round four and, if coming through that, are away to either Swansea or Nottingham Forest.

National League North side Chorley’s reward for their victory over a depleted Derby was a home tie with Premier League Wolves which, should they win, could be followed by another against Arsenal.

League Two Crawley, who dumped top-flight Leeds out of the competition in the third round, face a trip to Sky Bet Championship promotion hopefuls Bournemouth.

Fourth-round draw

Scroll down for fifth-round draw, also made on Monday

  • Cheltenham v Manchester City
  • Bournemouth v Crawley
  • Swansea v Nottingham Forest
  • Manchester United v Liverpool
  • Southampton or Shrewsbury v Arsenal
  • Barnsley v Norwich
  • Chorley v Wolves
  • Millwall v Bristol City
  • Brighton v Blackpool
  • Wycombe v Tottenham
  • Fulham v Burnley
  • Sheffield United v Plymouth
  • Chelsea v Luton
  • West Ham v Doncaster
  • Brentford v Leicester
  • Everton v Sheffield Wednesday

Ties to be played January 22-25

Fourth-tier counterparts Cheltenham, however, were rewarded for their win over Mansfield with a home tie against Premier League giants Manchester City.

Tottenham, 5-0 third-round winners at Marine of the Northern Premier League North West Division, are on the road again, with Championship strugglers Wycombe this time providing the opposition.

The victors in the Manchester United v Liverpool showdown will face West Ham or Doncaster, while either Wycombe or Tottenham will travel to the winners of the Everton v Sheffield Wednesday tie.

Reacting to the draw, Chorley manager Jamie Vermiglio told BBC Sport: “That’s what we really wanted, Premier League opposition, great.

“And there’s a bit of history because in 1986, Chorley played against Wolves at home and beat them 3-0, so we just need to do that again.”

There was little time for Vermiglio and his players to dream about what might lie ahead, with Tuesday night’s league clash with Leamington the immediate priority.

The manager added: “Tomorrow, we’ve got a game, for a start. The lads have trained today to try to get some of that lactic acid out of the system. We’ll prepare for Leamington and then we’ve got a few other games, and then we’ve got to prepare for that.

“It’s just tough, though, to keep them focused on the league, which is our priority. Nevertheless, they’re going to start thinking about Wolves and dreaming big, I’m sure.”

Fifth-round draw

  • Fulham or Burnley v Bournemouth or Crawley
  • Manchester United or Liverpool v West Ham or Doncaster
  • Sheffield United or Plymouth v Millwall or Bristol City
  • Chorley or Wolves v Southampton or Shrewsbury or Arsenal
  • Barnsley or Norwich v Chelsea or Luton
  • Everton or Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe or Tottenham
  • Swansea or Nottingham Forest v Cheltenham or Manchester City
  • Brentford or Leicester v Brighton or Blackpool

Ties to be played February 9-11