Manchester United will play Leeds United twice within five days of the last round of the match schedule.
United were supposed to host the Yorkshire club at Old Trafford on September 18, but the match was postponed due to the tragic death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The club’s update on the postponed match reads: “Manchester United will host Leeds United in the Premier League on Wednesday, February 8, at 20:00 GMT, if neither side requires a replay in the fourth round of the Emirates Fa Cup.
“The Premier League notifies fans as much as possible by announcing this possible match date before the weekend of the fourth round.
Leeds will travel either to Accrington Stanley or Boreham Wood, a non—league side – the third round replay has been postponed due to weather conditions this week — at 12:30 GMT on Saturday, January 28.”
On the same evening, United will also take part in the FA Cup.
They will host Reading at Old Trafford to advance to the next round of the competition.
The schedule was drawn up by the Premier League to avoid congestion at the end of the season.
However, this is a strange situation, that is, to encounter a seam twice in such a short period of time.
United’s other game, which was postponed, took place on Wednesday against Crystal Palace.
The Red Devils had to settle for a 1-1 stalemate after leading for long stretches of the game.
Bruno Fernandes’ goal in the first half was crossed out in the last minutes of the game by Michael Olize’s magnificent free kick. The Frenchman delivered a powerful blow that the diving David de Gea had no chance to save.