Following last week’s announcement that Derby County’s eagerly-anticipated Emirates FA Cup 5th Round home tie against Manchester United on Thursday evening (7:45pm kick-off) is a complete sell-out, supporters are encouraged to make plans for an early arrival in order to savour the unique atmosphere of an extra special cup clash under the Pride Park Stadium floodlights.

And as if it wasn’t enough with a place in the Quarter Finals up for grabs, an enthralling sub-plot will see the Rams captain Wayne Rooney come up against his former club for whom he played 559 times between 2004-2017, and is their all-time leading goalscorer with 253 goals in all competitions.

With classic moments from Derby’s FA Cup past, as well as memorable matches against Manchester United from bygone days being featured on the stadium’s concourse TV screens, it’s an opportunity to get to the stadium early, grab something to eat or drink and reminisce with friends, family or fellow fans.

Supporters without a match ticket are reminded not to travel to Pride Park Stadium on Thursday.