FA CUP DRAW: Cobblers to entertain Manchester United in fifth round - if they get past Derby County in replay
Cobblers have been given a huge incentive to get past Derby County in next week's replay at Pride Park after drawing the might of Manchester United at home in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Cobblers and Derby will face off for a second time at Pride Park next week to determine who goes through to face Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side, who are currently fifth in the Premier League.
Town's last run to the fifth round of the competition was ended by Manchester United 50 years ago - almost to the day - when George Best scored six goals in an 8-2 victory. United were also the opponents when Cobblers last lost in round four, defeated 3-0 in 2004.
The two clubs met as recently as 2016 when Jose Mourinho's United ran out 3-1 winners in the League Cup after goals from Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford.
Many onlookers will have eyes on a potential clash between Wayne Rooney and his former club in the fifth round but Cobblers will be hoping to spoil the party when they go to Pride Park next week.
The fifth-round draw was conducted by Teddy Sheringham and Glen Johnson live on BBC One and featured Northampton for the first time since 1970.
There will be no replays in the fifth round of the competition this season and ties are scheduled to take place in midweek at the start of March.
Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City
Reading or Cardiff v Sheffield United
Chelsea v Shrewsbury or Liverpool
West Brom v Newcastle or Oxford
Leicester City v Coventry or Birmingham
NORTHAMPTON TOWN or Derby v Manchester United
Southampton or Tottenham v Norwich
Portsmouth v Bournemouth or Arsenal