Both Manchester clubs were handed home ties against Championship strugglers in the FA Cup after the draw was made at Stamford Bridge tonight.
Manchester United will host Paul Clement’s Reading at Old Trafford while Manchester City will welcome Paul Warne’s Rotherham United to the Etihad Stadium.
It’s almost certain that one or both ties against will be split for a television audience for policing reasons.
The glamour ties of the round could see non-league Solihull Moors earn a home tie against Arsenal if they can get past Blackpool in a replay of their second round tie.
Southport could welcome Tottenham if they beat League Two Tranmere Rovers in their replay.
Woking will welcome Premier League Watford while Holders Chelsea host Nottingham Forest and Liverpool will go to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
FA Cup 2018/2019 Third Round Draw in Full
Bolton Wanderers vs Walsall or Sunderland
Millwall vs Hull City
Gillingham vs Cardiff City
Brentford vs Oxford United
Sheffield Wednesday vs Luton Town
Manchester United vs Reading
Everton vs Lincoln City
Tranmere Rovers or Southport vs Tottenham
Preston North End vs Doncaster Rovers
Newcastle United vs Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace vs Grimsby Town
Derby County vs Southampton
Accrington Stanley vs Ipswich Town
Bristol City vs Huddersfield Town
Wrexham or Newport County vs Leicester City
Fulham vs Oldham Athletic
Shrewsbury Town vs Stoke City
Solihull Moors or Blackpool vs Arsenal
Manchester City vs Rotherham United
AFC Bournemouth vs Brighton and Hove Albion
West Ham United vs Birmingham City
Woking vs Watford
Burnley vs Barnsley
Queens Park Rangers vs Leeds United
Sheffield United vs Barnet
Norwich City vs Portsmouth
Guiseley or Fleetwood vs AFC Wimbledon
West Bromwich Albion vs Wigan Athletic
Middlesbrough vs Peterborough or Bradford City
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool
Aston Villa vs Swansea City
Ties will be played during the first weekend in January (4th to 7th).