League Cup pits United against Leeds
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Manchester United have been drawn to face old rivals Leeds United in the League Cup third round.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side were pitted against Simon Grayson's Championship team in today's draw and the tie offers the Premier League champions a chance to avenge their shock 1-0 FA Cup defeat against the Yorkshire club two years ago.

Championship club Brighton and Hove Albion, who have made a fine start to the season after promotion from League One, will face seven-time League Cup winners Liverpool at the Amex Stadium.

Holders Birmingham City, entering the competition at this stage because of their involvement in the UEFA Europa League, begin their defence of the trophy they won against Arsenal with a trip to FA Cup winners Manchester City.

There are four all-Premier League ties with Chelsea at home to west London rivals Fulham, Aston Villa at home to Bolton Wanderers, Stoke City taking on Tottenham Hotspur and Everton welcoming West Bromwich Albion.

League Two club Shrewsbury Town's reward for their round two defeat of Premier League team Swansea City is a glamour trip to play Arsenal, while Nottingham Forest will hope to upset Newcastle United at the City Ground.

League Cup third round draw:
Ties to be played week commencing 19 September

Cardiff City v Leicester City
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Millwall
Chelsea v Fulham
Aldershot Town or Carlisle United v Rochdale
Arsenal v Shrewsbury Town
Burnley v Milton Keynes Dons
Leeds United v Manchester United
Brighton and Hove Albion v Liverpool
Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United
Manchester City v Birmingham City
Blackburn Rovers v Leyton Orient or Bristol Rovers
Swindon Town or Southampton v Charlton Athletic or Preston North End
Everton v West Bromwich Albion
Crystal Palace or Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough
Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers
Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur