The FA Cup Third Round draw took place on Monday night with the winners of round two plus all Premier League and Championship clubs ready to learn their cup opponents.
And Reading were handed a mouth-watering clash at Old Trafford where they will play Premier League giants Manchester United.
It will be a return to his old club for manager Jaap Stam, who has taken to life at Reading very well indeed.
Stam will be hoping to guide his Reading side to victory over his former employers and will lock horns with hotheaded Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho.
Reading, who are third in the Championship, will hope to take their league form into the FA Cup and produce a shock against one of the world’s most famous teams.
Inevitably, this draw sent Twitter into a frenzy and here are a selection of the best Tweets sent out by Reading fans following this piece of news.
— Edblythman (@EBlythman) 5 December 2016
We haven’t got a manager sacked in ages now….the special one had better look out ???? #readingfc
— Simon Edwards (@Madstad109) 5 December 2016
Gravenberch ready to crunch Pogba #readingfc
— Jonnie Harris (@jonnieharris99) 5 December 2016
Yeah… but are we sure we can’t have Huddersfield away? #readingfc
— Marcus Pike (@Marcus_Pike) 5 December 2016
— DJ Seward (@darrenjseward) 5 December 2016
So much for me thinking we would get another boring draw, about time we got a big team away.. joys of the fa cup.. #readingfc
— Jack (@jacksibleyrfc_) 5 December 2016
— Notorious (@ReadingAwayDays) 5 December 2016
Good to get a draw against a mid-table premier league club#readingfc
— Stevie Fishwick (@skinnyandwirey) 5 December 2016