What is happening at United this week?

Monday 20 February 2023 09:58

A big week awaits at Manchester United, with decisive games in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup on the horizon.

Erik ten Hag’s side will host Barcelona at Old Trafford in the second leg of our Europa League knockout round play-off on Thursday. Three days later, we take on Newcastle United in a bid to lift our first piece of silverware under the Dutchman, in the League Cup final at Wembley. 

Our women’s team also return to action this week, with an FA Cup fifth-round clash against Durham on Sunday. Both the Under-21s and Under-18s will also take centre stage over the course of the week. 

So, here’s everything you need to know about an action-packed seven days ahead at the club… 


To kickstart the week, we’ll bring you the latest reaction from Sunday’s Premier League win against Leicester City at Old Trafford, following another important three points for Ten Hag's Reds. It was a day on which landmarks were topical at the Theatre of Dreams - David De Gea equalled Peter Schmeichel's club record of 180 clean sheets, while Marcus Rashford bettered his best goal tally in a single season, with the first of his two strikes versus the Foxes.

Our Under-21s will also be in action for the first of two times this week, travelling to London to face Crystal Palace in Premier League 2. That game kicks off at 13:00 GMT and is live on MUTV - coverage begins at 12:45.


Tuesday will see us remember the life of United legend Duncan Edwards, who sadly passed away on this day in 1958, after the Munich Air Disaster.

In 2021, Academy youngster Shola Shoretire made his debut for the club on 21 February. At 17 years and 19 days, he became the second-youngest player to represent the club in the Premier League, when he replaced Marcus Rashford during a 3-1 win over Newcastle.

We'll also be sending good wishes to Reds defender Phil Jones, who celebrates his 31st birthday.


By Wednesday, the countdown to Thursday's second-leg clash against Barcelona will be well and truly on. After an enthralling encounter at the Nou Camp, the Catalan club will travel to Old Trafford where the tie will be settled.

Ahead of this, Ten Hag will face the media in his pre-match press conference, and you will be able to see full coverage of that across MUTV, ManUtd.com and the United App. 

Highlights: Barcelona v United Video

Highlights: Barcelona v United

The first half of our two-legged tie with Barcelona has been condensed into two minutes that you can watch here...


The wait will be over for our mouth-watering tie with Barcelona, in the Europa League knockout round play-off second leg. Kick-off at Old Trafford is at 20:00 GMT, and you will be able to keep across the action on our official platforms. Our Matchday Live show begins at 18:55 GMT and it will follow live radio commentary of the encounter in M16.

Casemiro also turns 31, and he'll be hoping to celebrate his day by helping United reach the last 16 of the competition.

Thursday also marks a handful of United anniversaries - it's three years since Bruno Fernandes's first United goal, 21 years since Denis Law's Stretford End statue was unveiled and 60 years since the legendary Paddy Crerand's debut for the club, to name a few.


On Friday, we will have the latest of the reaction from Barcelona’s visit to Old Trafford, before our attention begins to turn towards Sunday's Carabao Cup final. If the Reds are to beat Barcelona, the draw for the next stage of the Europa League will take place from 11:00 GMT.

The boss is set to preview the final with his pre-match press conference, which, as usual, will be available for you to follow across our channels.

Our Under-21s also play in Premier League 2 once more, travelling to the Midlands to face Wolves in a 19:00 GMT kick-off. 

And both past and present United stars celebrate birthdays on Friday – Denis Law and Antony!

Our Under-21s play on Monday and Friday this week.


Our Under-18s are in action on Saturday, welcoming Derby County to Carrington (12:00 GMT KO) in the U18 Premier League, with live coverage of the game on MUTV from 11:45 GMT. 

Later in the day, you will also be able to see an hour-long Carabao Cup final preview show across our channels between 18:00 and 19:00 GMT, live from Wembley.

On this day in 1978, Scottish defender Gordon McQueen made his debut for the Reds. 38 years later, in 2016, Marcus Rashford made his bow for United in the Europa League against Midtjylland, in which he famously scored a brace.

We'll also be wishing a very happy birthday to former Reds midfielder Ji-sung Park.

TeamViewer Diaries: Hayley Ladd Video

TeamViewer Diaries: Hayley Ladd

TeamViewer Diaries|Hayley Ladd reflects on the season so far and shares love for her team-mates and our fans...


Wembley awaits, with Sunday's Carabao Cup final kicking off at 16:30 GMT. On the morning of the game, we'll be live from the stadium, bringing you exclusive pre-match build-up between 10 and 10:30 GMT.

We will then have a 90-minute Matchday Live across all official platforms from 15:00 GMT, followed by live radio commentary and all of the post-match reaction.

Earlier in the day, our women’s team are back in action following the international break and will host Durham at Leigh Sports Village in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Kick-off is set for 12:00 GMT. 

It is also the 50th birthday of United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Sending you many happy returns for your special day, Ole.