Former European champions Manchester United have discovered their opponents in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup but that would be dependent on the outcome of their fifth round tie with Derby County from the English Championship.
Manchester United are guests of Derby County in the last game of the fifth round billed for Pride Park on Thursday night. It could be called the Wayne Rooney Derby.
Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney will be facing the Red Devils in the colours of Derby County having returned to English football in January.
Wayne Rooney has signed for Derby County for 18 months until the end of next season. He has a player/coach role at the club.
The former Red Devils attacker spent some years at D.C. United in the Major League Soccer (MLS) before coming back to England at the start of this year.
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Derby County are in midtable on the English Championship table and Wayne Rooney would be hoping that he can fire his new team to the playoffs at least. For now, his immediate challenge is the FA Cup clash with his former club Manchester United.
The winner of the Derby County vs Manchester United clash will be guests of Norwich City at Carrow Road later this month to determine who will qualify for the semifinals at the Wembley Stadium in April.
Norwich City are the basement club in the Premier League but they showed immense spirit after beating hosts Tottenham Hotspur on penalties in the last 16 tie.
Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City played out a 1-1 draw at the end of both regulation time and extra time thus leading to the dreaded penalty shootout.
Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul was the hero for the Canaries as he saved two penalties to lead his team to a 3-2 win during the penalty shootout.