Blades draw to Gunners at the Emirates

Last updated : 31 August 2008 By Jamie Furniss
The Blades will encounter Arsenal for the second season running in the Carling Cup. The Gunners obviously knocked United out of last seasons League Cup and the Blades will be looking for revenge.

United and the Gunners have only been in the same division as each other once in the last 6 years, yet we've played each other seven times!

Tony Cottee and Phil Thompson made the draw live on Sky Sports News on Saturday lunchtime. Blades boss Kevin Blackwell said: "It is a great draw, obviously a tough one but certainly one to look out for towards the end of next month."

The full draw is below:

Arsenal v Sheffield United
Brighton or Man City v Derby
Burnley v Fulham
Portsmouth v Chelsea
Blackburn Rovers v Everton
Rotherham United v Southampton
Swansea City v Cardiff City
Ipswich Town v Wigan Atheletic
Stoke City v Reading
Leeds United v Hartlepool United
Watford v West Ham
Man Utd v Middlesbrough
Liverpool v Crewe
Aston Villa v QPR
Sunderland v Northampton
Newcastle v Tottenham

All ties to be played week commencing 22nd September.