September 2019: Key dates for United fans
Even with the international break, there’s plenty of football on the horizon in September as Manchester United begin the Carabao Cup and UEFA Europa League campaigns.
With the Premier League also involved, here’s what you’ve got to look forward to over the coming month...
7th: United Women begin the first-ever season in the FA WSL with a blockbuster fixture against rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. If you can’t make it to the game, you can watch Casey Stoney’s side live on BT Sport at 15:00 BST, or follow updates in our Official App.
8th: On this day in 2015, United legend Wayne Rooney became England’s all-time record goalscorer. Wayne scored an 84th-minute penalty against Switzerland to move past Sir Bobby Charlton’s tally of 49 goals, which had stood since 1970.
12th: It’s four years since Anthony Martial made his debut for the club. The Frenchman memorably came on as a substitute against Liverpool and scored a stunning goal as we beat our arch-rivals 3-1 at Old Trafford.
13th: Neil Wood’s Under-23s will be aiming to maintain their unbeaten start to the season when Fulham pay a visit to Leigh Sports Village. Kick-off is at 19:00 BST.
14th: The first team are back in action after the international break with a home match against Brendan Rodgers’s Leicester City, who we beat 2-1 in the corresponding fixture last season. Kick-off is at 15:00 BST and you can follow the pre-match build up on MUTV, as well as keeping up-to-date with events as they happen in our Official App. Elsewhere, our Under-18s travel down to the East Midlands to play last season’s U18 Premier League champions Derby County.
16th: It’s another huge fixture for United Women, as we welcome 2018/19 FA WSL champions Arsenal to Leigh Sports Village for a 19:30 BST kick-off. This is our first-ever league fixture against the Gunners, who beat us 2-1 in last season’s Continental League Cup semi-final.
19th: Our UEFA Europa League campaign begins as the Reds entertain FC Astana, from Kazakhstan, at Old Trafford. Fahs have happy memories of the last time we played in the competition and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping his side get off to a strong start in this season's tournament, when the game kicks off at 20:00 BST.
20th: On this day in 2011, Paul Pogba made his United debut in a 3-0 League Cup victory over Leeds United.
21st: The Under-18s are in action at the Aon Training Complex, hosting Everton in an U18 Premier League fixture that gets underway at 11:00 BST.
22nd: It’s a quick turnaround for the first team as we travel down to London to play West Ham United at 14:00 BST. Manuel Pellegrini’s men have started the season well and will pose a tough test – you can follow how we get on at the London Stadium on ManUtd.com and via our Official App.
23rd: The Under-23s are back in action, with a trip down to the West Midlands to face Aston Villa. Kick-off is at 19:00 BST.
24th: Mike Phelan celebrates his 57th birthday. Our assistant manager made 146 appearances for the Reds between 1989 and 1994, before moving into coaching. Happy birthday Mike!
25th: United’s youngsters could get a run-out when neighbours Rochdale visit Old Trafford in the third round of the Carabao Cup. We’ve only faced the Dale once in our history – a 2-0 FA Cup win in January 1986 – so we're sure this one will be an occasion to remember for home and visiting supporters alike - you can still purchase tickets for the game here.
27th: Norwich City are the opponents for the Under-23s, who kick off a busy weekend for our teams at 19:00 BST. The venue for the match is still to be confirmed.
28th: United Women end September by welcoming rivals Liverpool to Leigh Sports Village. Several of our side, including Player of the Year Katie Zelem, began their careers on Merseyside and will be keen to get one over on their ex-teammates once the game kicks off at 12:00 BST. Meanwhile, Neil Ryan's Under-18s open their English U18 Premier League Cup campaign by hosting Leicester City at the Aon Training Complex.
30th: The first team close out the month with one of the all-time classic Premier League fixtures: Arsenal at Old Trafford. It’s a Monday-night match at 20:00 BST and, as with the rest of our Premier League fixtures, you can watch all of the pre-match build-up on MUTV, or follow our coverage on ManUtd.com and in the Official App.
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