EASTLEIGH fans have reacted on social media to the possibility of facing Manchester United in the FA Cup.

They will have to win their third round replay over Newport County first having claimed a 1-1 draw in South Wales on the weekend.

Spitfires boss Richard Hill insisted that the replay, which takes place on Tuesday, January 16, isn't a foregone conclusion.

League Two Newport will travel to Doncaster three days before heading to the Silverlake. In contrast, Eastleigh host Southend, meaning they have less travel in the lead-up to the game.

The Spitfires have already knocked out League One Reading at home this season, with top goalscorer Paul McCallum hitting twice.

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag admitted he knew nothing about either Eastleigh or Newport, but will know everything by the time they face the replay winners.

Here's how Eastleigh fans have reacted to the possibility of facing the 12-time FA Cup winners...

Spitfires supporter Mark Bottomley wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: "Please. United are beatable at the Silverlake."

@jodytrades wrote: "Wow! What a carrot! Let’s not forget how Newport smashed Barnet in the previous replay though… Looks like we’ll need the twelfth man again on the 16th!

Reading fan Edwin Toop added: "I wish u good luck in your replay and you deserve a lucrative tie against Man Utd. I will be cheering for you."

Matt Le Tissier, who played for Eastleigh during the 2002-03 season wrote: "Good luck against Newport."

Raul Vaid said: "United at Silverlake!! (That) would be nice."

X user @SaintsPundit asked the question: "Would Staplewood be available again for the club to train in preparation for the Emirates FA Cup?"