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United will play Blackburn in the FA Cup fifth round

A trip to Ewood Park awaits Jose Mourinho's Manchester United.

Eastleigh FC v Swindon Town - The Emirates FA Cup First Round Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Manchester United have been drawn to face Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round of the 2016-17 FA Cup. It's an away tie for United, whose last trip to Ewood Park came in April 2012.

Still owned by wildly unpopular chicken conglomerate Venky's, they finished 15th in the Championship last season, only for manager Paul Lambert to depart. His successor, Owen Coyle, hasn't got off to the greatest start: at the time of writing they sit 23rd in the table, one place below Wigan Athletic, United's opponents in the previous round.

The fifth round will be played on the weekend of 17-20 February. However, with United playing St Etienne on Thursday 16th and then again the following Wednesday, the Blackburn game will likely be scheduled for Sunday 19th. Unless somebody at the FA wants Jose Mourinho very angry with them.

Elsewhere in the draw, all the big teams were sent away, which is fun. Arsenal will visit Sutton United, Manchester City go away to Huddersfield Town, and Chelsea are away at Wolves, and Spurs visit Fulham. All as it should be.