London - Former
Manchester United hardman defender Jaap Stam will return to Old
Trafford in January after the second tier side he manages Reading were
drawn to meet the holders in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday.
The 44-year-old - who won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and
the 1999 Champions League during his three year stay at United - has
said he fears for his job if a proposed takeover of the club goes
through despite guiding them to the heady heights of third in the table.
In a draw short of the 'romance of the Cup' the remaining non league clubs failed to get paired with a Premier League club.
There are, though, four all Premier League clashes.
The most eyecatching is Everton hosting struggling champions
Leicester with both those sides realistic goal of domestic silverware
reduced to the Cup.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City travel to West Ham, who like
Leicester are hopelessly out of sorts, and four other relegation
battlers are pitched in against each other Hull hosting Swansea and
Sunderland at home to Burnley.
Third round FA Cup draw:
Ipswich v Lincoln
Barrow v Rochdale
Manchester United v Reading
Hull v Swansea
Sunderland v Burnley
QPR v Blackburn
Millwall v Bournemouth
West Ham v Manchester City
Brighton v Charlton or MK Dons
Blackpool v Barnsley
Wigan v Nottingham Forest
Birmingham v Newcastle
Chelsea v Notts County or Peterborough
Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday
West Brom v Derby
Everton v Leicester
Liverpool v Newport County or Plymouth
Wycombe v Stourbridge or Northampton
Watford v Burton
Preston v Arsenal
Cardiff v Fulham
Stoke v Wolves
Cambridge v Leeds
Bristol City v Shrewsbury or Fleetwood
Huddersfield v Port Vale
Tottenham v Aston Villa
Brentford v Halifax or Eastleigh
Bolton v Crystal Palace
Norwich v Southampton
Sutton United v AFC Wimbledon
Accrington Stanley v Luton
Rotherham v Oxford or Macclesfield
Ties will take place between January 6-9.