Date: 30th November 2008 at 2:50pm
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Well its been drawn and to the disappointment of the Man Utd fans, this year they will not have the easy fixture of Aston Villa, away. No this year, probably for the first time in the history of the competition Villa have been drawn against someone else, pinch yourself if you wish but you are not dreaming, its true!!!

This year we will face either Stockport of League One or Gillingham of League Two. The two sides met on Saturday 29th November and drew 0-0, the replay will be played in December at Stockport. The winner will be rewarded with a Home tie against Premiership High-flyers, Aston Villa. The game will be played on the weekend of 3-4 January 2009.

The rest of the draw looks like this:-

Portsmouth v Bristol City
Sheffield Wed v Fulham
Preston v Liverpool
Birmingham v Wolves
West Ham v Barnsley
Middlesbrough v Barrow
Hull City v Newcastle
Hartlepool v Stoke
Chelsea v Southend
Manchester City v Nottingham Forest
Cardiff v Reading
Ipswich v Chesterfield or Droylesden
Charlton v Norwich
West Brom v Peterborough or Tranmere
Torquay v Blackpool
Leyton Orient v Sheffield United
Southampton v Manchester United
Millwall v Carlisle or Crewe
Histon v Swansea
Forest Green Rovers v Derby
QPR v Burnley
Leicester v Crystal Palace
Tottenham v Wigan
Morecambe or Cheltenham v Doncaster
Arsenal v Plymouth
Notts County or Kettering v Eastwood Town
Bournemouth or Blyth v Blackburn
Macclesfield v Everton
Watford v Scunthorpe
Sunderland v Bolton
Coventry v Kidderminster