Villa Versus...

By Tom Vickers
Last updated : 30 November 2008
Villa have drawn Manchester United in the F.A. Cup third round again. It's a line which we've heard all too often in the past and thankfully there was no repeat this year.
The Claret and Blue have in fact been paired with Gillingham or Stockport, who will play at home.
The first game between the Gills and Stockport ended goalless at Priestfield on Saturday and the two must now replay to see who faces Villa on the 3rd or 4th of January.
Fans of the Premier League side will have breathed a sigh of relief when the number 23 was announced just after the number of Southampton was pulled out of the hat.
Villa have faced Manchester United in the third round on four occasions over the last seven seasons and lost every time.
But, this year it's a League Two side and the last time Villa took on that level of opposition in the third round they reached the final.

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