The win meant that United were through to Round four of the Worthington Cup, a round that United have not been in since 1990/91 season. The Blades could be drawn at home and could get any of these Premier League sides, Man Utd, Liverpool, Sunderland, Chelsea, Everton, Blackburn, Fulham or Aston Villa in the next round.
Out of the sixteen teams left in the Cup only eight are from Premier League, six from Division One and two from Division Two.
Worthington Cup Round 3 Results
Manchester United 2-0 Leciester City
Wigan Athletic 1-0 Manchester City
Wimbledon 1-3 Rotherham United
Birmingham City 0-2 Preston North End
Ipswich Town 3-1 Middlesbrough
Liverpool 3-1 Southampton
Sheffield United 2-1 Leeds United
West Ham United 0-1 Oldham Athletic
Arsenal 2-3 Sunderland
Chelsea 2-1 Gillingham
Newcastle United 3-3 Everton
Everton win 3-2 on penalties
Burnley 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Walsall
Blackburn win 5-4 on penalties
Crystal Palace 3-0 Coventry City
Fulham 3-1 Bury
Oxford United 0-3 Aston Villa
The draw will take place on Saturday 9 November 2002 at 2:30pm.