Fulham’s prize for overcoming Championship side Swansea City in their forthcoming FA Cup fifth round replay will be a home tie against Manchester United.

Roy Hodgson’s side were held by Swansea in south Wales at the weekend – and the veteran Fulham boss admitted his side were very much second best on the day. If the Whites come through the replay on 24th February, then they will welcome United to Craven Cottage in a tough test of their Cup credentials.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s win – seeking a record twelfth Cup success – eased in the last eight with a 4-1 win at Derby County on Sunday.