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Man United face minnows Cambridge in round four

Reuters, LONDON

Fourth-tier Cambridge United — the lowest ranked team left in the FA Cup — have been drawn to host 11-time winners Manchester United in the fourth round of the competition.

Monday’s draw assigned holders Arsenal to travel to Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion, while Premier League coleaders Chelsea face second-division club Millwall or third-tier Bradford City on Jan. 24 or 25.

League champions Manchester City are at home to Championship side Middlesbrough, while Birmingham City are to entertain West Bromwich Albion in a Midlands derby.

“It’s a game to look forward to,” Cambridge head coach Richard Money told the BBC of a match against a side that is 79 places above them. “It is reward for everyone’s hard work at the club. Everyone’s suffered during nine years out of the Football League, but a lot of people have worked hard and now we’ve got a draw like this. We’re delighted.”

The match will be Manchester United’s second in a row against lowly opponents — Cambridge only rejoined league play last year — after Louis van Gaal’s team beat famed League One giantkillers Yeovil Town 2-0 in the third round on Sunday.

If Tottenham Hotspur win a replay against Burnley after Monday’s third-round match ended 1-1, they play Leicester City in another all-Premier League clash.

Top-tier club Aston Villa are to host Championship leaders Bournemouth, while Liverpool are to entertain Bolton Wanderers.

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