Manchester United won their straight game under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after beating Championship side Reading 2-0 in the FA Cup third round at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Solskjaer, a former United forward from Norway, wrote himself into the club history books, becoming the first manager to win the opening five matches of his tenure after Matt Busby in 1946.
Juan Mata opened the scoring on a penalty and Romelu Lukaku made it 2-0 in the injure time of the first half.
United will fly Dubai for warm weather training before facing Tottenham in the Premier League on January 13.
Chelsea, who had beaten Manchester United in the final to win the FA Cup champion, beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 thanks to two goals from Alvaro Morata.
Cesc Fabregas, who is expected to join Thierry Henry’s Monaco, had a penalty kick saved by Luke Steele after Danny Fox fouled Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Fabregas, who wore the captain’s armband for the day, received a standing ovation when he was replaced in the 85th minute.
Arsenal advanced by beating League One side Blackpool 3-0 with teenager Joe Willock scoring twice.
The 19-year-old striker headed in after Aaron Ramsey’s free-kick hit the post and tapped in another before half-time. Alex Iwobi added the third in the 82nd minute.
League One Gillingham upset Premier League visitors Cardiff City as Elliott List scored the winner in the 81st minute.
Premier League bottom side Huddersfield were knocked out by Championship team Bristol City, their ninth defeat in a row. Enditem