Manchester United have something of a legendary FA Cup streak going on at the moment, with their last 58 games being televised, regardless of their opposition or stage of the tournament.
This notion has irked football fans, who think this streak should be broken in favour of more interesting games in the recent draw, including the Merseyside derby, Brighton vs Crystal Palace or Tottenham vs AFC Wimbledon.
Some great ties there in the FA Cup:— Kenney (@sam_kenney) December 4, 2017
Can't wait for United/Derby to be picked for TV 👍🏻
Some great ties in the FA cup draw. What is guaranteed is that United will be shown on TV and everyone will be pissed off about it.— Hamez Kirkwood (@kirky_107) December 4, 2017
But fans are confident that the Red Devils' apparent monopoly of the competition will ring true, despite their relatively boring tie with Derby.
Three things you can guarantee about the FA Cup. 1) City will draw a premier league team. 2) United will draw a lower league team. 3) United will be screened live on the TV.— DaKeB (@Dakeb_MCFC) December 4, 2017
Whether you like it or not, it seems that United on the telly for FA Cup week is a given.