FA Cup fifth round draw: Chelsea to play winner of Shrewsbury vs Liverpool kids as Roo could face Man Utd – The Sun

WAYNE ROONEY is eyeing a reunion with Manchester United after Derby County were drawn to face the Red Devils.

The Rams, however, will have to overcome League One Northampton in their replay at Pride Park to set up the clash.

Rooney, 34, left the Red Devils in 2017 to rejoin boyhood club Everton, before leaving English football behind a year later for MLS.

But United's all-time leading goalscorer could be reacquainted with his former side, having won five league titles and a Champions League at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, Liverpool could face a daunting trip to Stamford Bridge – if their kids can get past Shrewsbury at Anfield next week.

Sam Ricketts' side have now been made 1000-1 to win the FA Cup with some bookmakers, with trips to Anfield and potentially Stamford Bridge blocking their path to the quarter-finals.

Red Boss Jurgen Klopp, however, has already confirmed that none of his first-team stars will play against the Shrews – and that he will not even be in the dugout for the match.


After chucking away a 2-0 lead at New Meadow against Shrewsbury, Klopp, 52, said: "We will not be there and it will be the kids. I know that is not very popular.

“The Premier League asked us to respect the winter break – and that is what we will do. We have to respect the players’ welfare.

“They need a rest – a mental rest and physical rest. That is what the winter break is about.

“We had to make these decisions before because players have families.”

Elsewhere, Bournemouth or Arsenal will face a trip to 2008 winners Portsmouth after Kenny Jackett's side overcame Championship Barnsley 4-2 at Fratton Park in round four.

Holders Manchester City will travel to Hillsborough to face Garry Monk's Sheffield Wednesday, while Tottenham host Premier League strugglers Norwich.

Brendan Rodgers hasn't lost a domestic cup match since 2015, and he will lead his Leicester side against either Birmingham City or Coventry City at the King Power Stadium.

Reading or Cardiff City will host Sheffield United.


Sheffield Wednesday vs Manchester City

Reading/Cardiff vs Sheffield United

Chelsea vs Shrewsbury/Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion vs Newcastle United/Oxford United

Leicester City vs Coventry City/Birmingham

Northampton Town/Derby County vs Manchester United

Southampton/Tottenham vs Norwich

Portsmouth vs Bournemouth/ArsenalFA Cup 5th round draw: Man United face Southampton/Spurs while Chelsea at home to Shrewsbury/Liverpool

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