FA Cup Sixth Round: Manchester United v Chelsea

Wayne Rooney Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United

Wayne Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United

FA Cup Sixth Round: Manchester United v Chelsea

After superstar Wayne Rooney was left on the bench for United's recent Champions League match with Real Madrid, there are rumors flying about the relationship between manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Roo.

Whether Rooney stays or goes will be Ferguson's decision but financial considerations will surely play a part. Rooney has two more years of his contract that would cost the club more than £13m a year if he leaves. 

The winner of Sunday's FA Cup Sixth Round clash at Old Trafford between Manchester United and FC Chelsea will progress to the semi-finals, which will be played at Wembley Stadium on the weekend of 13-14 April.

The FA Cup semi-final draw will take place immediately after Sunday’s match.

United’s FA Cup sixth round tie against Chelsea kicks off on Sunday 10 March. Great FA Cup tickets and FA Cup Final tickets are still available:

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Manchester United and Chelsea have met before in FA Cup competitions:

  • March 16, 1963, fifth round: Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea
  • January 15, 1979, third round: Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea
  • May 14, 1994, Final: Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea - The first meeting of the sides in an FA Cup final ended in a resounding victory for United as they won their first domestic double.
  • January 4, 1998, third round: Chelsea 3-5 Manchester United
  • May 19, 2007, Final: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United - The match ran into extra-time and was won in the 116th minute by Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. It was the first final at the new Wembley Stadium. It was Chelsea's fourth FA Cup crown.