FA Cup fifth round draw: Manchester City men and women both face trip to Bristol and United host Hammers
- Both Manchester clubs in draw: City will face Championship side Bristol City whilst United host David Moyes’ West Ham United
- City’s last trip to Ashton Gate was exciting 2018 League Cup semi-final
- Manchester City W.F.C. also drawn to Bristol City W.F.C. again, a week after 6-0 trouncing
- United Women will play Durham; star striker Alessio Russo has been linked with record Arsenal move
Both Manchester clubs now know their fate in the FA Cup fifth round, with Manchester City and Manchester United featured in last night’s draw on the One Show.
City booked their place in the fifth round with a 1-0 victory over title race rivals Arsenal and will travel to Ashton Gate to face Championship side Bristol City. The last time the teams met was in 2018 when the Citizens ran out 5-3 aggregate winners in an exciting League Cup semi-final tie
Manchester City Women’s Football Club will also travel to the south west to face Bristol City WFC in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup. The two sides are no strangers, with the former running out 6-0 winners just last week in the Women’s League Cup.
United meanwhile had to wait for the evening’s later fixture to conclude before they knew who they would host between Derby County and West Ham United. The Premier League side proved too strong for their League One opponents with a comfortable 2-0 win at Pride Park.
Hammers manager David Moyes now faces another return to his former stomping ground at Old Trafford. Moyes managed the Red Devils in a disappointing 2013-14 season where he failed to emulate his retired predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson. He will be hoping to upset his former side, who have won 9 in their last 11 as their impressive form under Dutch boss Erik Ten Hag.
Manchester United Women will face Durham. A win would see them through to the quarter finals, matching the teams best run in the competition since reforming. United WFC fans learned of the draw during an ongoing saga surrounding a potential record-breaking outgoing.
United Striker Alessia Russo, who also starred in the Lionesses’ 2022 Euros triumph, is top of the shopping list for Women’s Super League rivals Arsenal W.F.C. Northern Quota understands the London club have submitted a world-record transfer proposal for the forward, who has six months left on her current United contract.
The previous record transfer fee in the women’s game stands at £400,000, paid by Barcelona to Manchester City for Keira Walsh in the summer, as per Football London.