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Only one of Man Utd's last 87 FA Cup games hasn't been televised as remarkable run set to continue against Wigan

Joe Adams

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Only one of Man Utd's last 87 FA Cup games hasn't been televised as remarkable run set to continue against Wigan

Only one of Manchester United's last 87 FA Cup games hasn't been televised, with the club's remarkable run set to continue against Wigan Athletic.

The Red Devils travel to Wigan for their third round FA Cup tie next month, with the clash set to be shown live on ITV on Monday, January 8.

The game continues a fascinating run of United's FA Cup games being shown on TV.

The TV schedule has infuriated many fans, with Premier League clubs dominating and non-league clubs missing out on a major pay-day.

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Meanwhile, Manchester United have yet again secured a spot on the box.

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Indeed, out of their last 87 Cup matches, only one fixture has not been broadcast, according to the Daily Star.

The Premier League side's third round clash against Derby in 2018 is the only fixture not to have been selected for broadcast.

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Late goals from Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku secured the win that day as United, then managed by Jose Mourinho, came away 2-0 winners

Prior to that, the last time the Red Devils took part in an FA Cup game not shown on the box was back in 2005, when non-league Exeter City held Sir Alex Ferguson's side to a goalless draw at Old Trafford.

The replay was shown on TV, with United going on to progress, eventually reaching the final where they lost to Arsenal in a tense penalty shootout.

Since then, however, every other United FA Cup fixture has been snapped up by broadcasters.

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Their trip to Wigan will be the last of six FA Cup third round matches to be shown on TV in the new year.

Crystal Palace's clash against Everton kicks off the action on January 4, before Tottenham host Burnely the following day.

The highly anticipated derby between Sunderland and Newcastle will be shown on January 6 on the same day Middlesbrough welcome high-flying Aston Villa.

Rounding off the week's action will be the headline act between Premier League title contenders Arsenal and Liverpool, before United's match against Wigan.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Manchester United, Wigan Athletic, Football, FA Cup

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