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Harry on the draw

Posted on 5 January 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp conceded that the FA Cup draw 'couldn't have been tougher' as we prepare to travel to Manchester United in the fourth round for the second time in as many seasons.

Harry on the draw

Harry Redknapp conceded that the FA Cup draw 'couldn't have been tougher' as we prepare to travel to Manchester United in the fourth round for the second-successive season.

The draw staged at 3.30pm on Sunday pitted us against either United or Southampton, who were scheduled to play their third round tie shortly afterwards. United comfortably negotiated that hurdle at St Marys to set up the tie at Old Trafford.

It means Harry will be aiming for a hat-trick of FA Cup wins at Old Trafford having led West Ham to success in 2001 and then Portsmouth to a 1-0 win in last season's quarter-final on his way to lifting the trophy at Wembley.

However, he chuckled at any perceived 'secret formula' he might have to overcome Sir Alex Ferguson's team. "No, there is no secret formula," he said. "It's tough - as tough a draw as we could get.

"United made some changes against Southampton, rested a few players but they are so strong.

"Old Trafford is a fantastic arena to go and play football and it's a big, big challenge for us."

A date has yet to be arranged for this game but the fourth round takes place over the weekend of January 24/25.

Here is the draw in full...

Liverpool v Everton
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Hull/Newcastle v Millwall/Crewe
Sunderland v Blyth/Blackburn
Hartlepool v West Ham
Leyton Orient/Sheff Utd v Charlton/Norwich
Cardiff v Arsenal
Portsmouth/Bristol City v Histon/Swansea
Chelsea/Southend v Ipswich
Cheltenham/Doncaster v Aston Villa
West Brom/Peterborough v QPR/Burnley
Torquay v Coventry
Kettering Town v Fulham
Watford v Leicester/Crystal Palace
Derby County v Nottingham Forest
Birmingham City/Wolves v Middlesbrough