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FA Cup quarter final confirmed

FA Cup.jpg-pwrt3West Ham will be playing Manchester United at Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter-finals after the Red Devils beat Shrewsbury Town 3-0 in the fifth round proper tie this evening.

Our FA Cup sixth round proper match with Manchester United needs to be played between Friday 11th and Monday 14th March.

The day and time will depend on the TV rights holders, BT Sports and BBC. The date will also depend on Manchester United’s progress in the Europa league competition. If Man Utd get through to the final 16 after Thursday night they will have to play their first leg on Thursday 10th March and second leg on Thursday 17th March.

Old-Trafford-Stadium-Manchester-UnitedA Sunday or Monday night seems to be more the more likely. Hopefully,  by then Manchester United will focus on the Europa league as winning it is probably their only realistic chance of Champions League football next season.

West Ham are entitled to an away allocation of 9,000 which is 12% of 75,500 capacity of Old Trafford due to a special dispensation with the FA.

Manchester United will also set the ticket prices as the home. When they played Sheffield United in January in the third round of the FA Cup they offered an away allocation of 8,500 with a minimum adult ticket price at £45.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “FA Cup quarter final confirmed

  1. At least we got the easy team in the draw,did not fancy going to Shrewsbury,
    With Rooney missing we have a big chance against another poor defence,I fancy us getting a draw and bringing them back to our place and another great night,
    It will probably give Marinio his next job which can only be good for poorest who want entertaining football but with their money and name they could build a team that could rule the Premier for years to come,
    Of course along with us the growing London giant,
    People in Spain at last are asking who are this team West Ham

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