Man Utd to play Man City in Women’s FA Cup fifth round

Manchester United will host derby rivals Manchester City in the fifth round of the Women’s FA Cup.

Another all-Women’s Super League tie sees cup holders Chelsea play Leicester at home, while top-flight leaders Arsenal travel to Championship frontrunners Liverpool.

A third-tier side will make it through to the quarter-finals, with Ipswich entertaining Southampton, who knocked out Bristol City in the last round.

Meanwhile, West Brom, also of the third tier, play Championship side Coventry United at home.

Other matches involving WSL teams see Reading and West Ham go head to head, and Everton and Birmingham go to second-tier sides Charlton and Durham respectively.

The ties are scheduled to be played on February 27.

Solskjaer’s daughter Karna makes Man Utd debut

The Solskjaer family wrote another chapter in Manchester United’s history on Sunday when Karna made her debut for the women’s team, following in the footsteps of Ole Gunnar as the pair become the first father and daughter to play for the club.

The Norwegian, 19, came off the bench in the 85th minute of a 2-0 FA Cup win away to Bridgwater United as her father, who was renowned for his goalscoring feats as a substitute, proudly watched on from the stands.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked as coach of United’s men’s team last November and will be more fondly remembered for his playing career, scoring 126 goals in an 11-year spell, most famously hitting the winning strike in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich after coming off the bench.

Karna was given her first opportunity in the women’s first team after scoring for the youth academy in a 5-0 win over Aston Villa last week.

„Obviously she’s got a famous dad but she wants to be famous in her own right,“ said Manchester United Women head coach Marc Skinner.

„We were privileged to have Ole as our manager, as well as a wonderful player for this club, but again, it stops becoming about Ole as much and more about Karna.“

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