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Your guide to this week at United

Monday 25 October 2021 13:19

We are set for another important week at Manchester United, with a big Premier League match coming up at the weekend.

Although the Reds don't have a midweek game, it is still a busy seven-day period across the club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday, plenty of United Women's stars will feature for their national teams in World Cup qualifiers and there are also two Academy games to look forward to.

Throw a press conference, anniversaries and birthdays into the mix and you've got yourself a pretty hectic schedule. 

Here's how this week at United is shaping up...

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The dust is still settling on Sunday's disappointing defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford and you can read reaction now, from the manager, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Meanwhile, we will release a new episode of UTD Podcast, featuring John O’Shea. The decorated ex-Red tells stories about his impressive career, which includes goals against Arsenal and Liverpool, multiple titles, a nutmeg on Luis Figo and even a stint between the sticks. The podcast is available in our Official App from 17:00 BST, before becoming available on other streaming devices the next day.

Also, the first day of half-term starts for many today, but don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. Get the full run down of what’s on offer every day this week at Old Trafford when you bring the kids to the Museum & Stadium Tour, including free football skills sessions, free activity books and talks to keep all ages entertained, all included in the price of your normal ticket. Bonus points all round for you. Book online now.


There’s a whole range of United Women stars in action for their respective countries in the World Cup qualifiers.

England play Latvia away at 18:30 BST, with Ella Toone, Mary Earps, Katie Zelem, Alessia Russo and Lucy Staniforth all hoping to feature for the Lionesses.

Norway, featuring Vilde Boe Risa and Maria Thorisdottir, face Belgium at 18:00 BST. Netherlands, with Jackie Groenen in their ranks, play Belarus at 17:30 BST, while Ona Batlle’s Spain take on Ukraine for a 15:00 BST kick-off. Hayley Ladd and Wales play Estonia at 19:15 BST. 

In regards to the first team, you could catch a glimpse of on-loan youngster Facundo Pellistri, as the Uruguayan may feature for Alaves in La Liga as they face Elche at 18:00 BST.


On this day 89 years ago, United legend Harry Gregg was born and the late goalkeeper will most definitely be in our thoughts across the day. 

It’s also two years since Scott McTominay scored United’s 2000th Premier League goal, against Norwich City at Carrow Road. In that same match against the Canaries, Marcus Rashford scored his 50th goal for the Reds, so it certainly was a day to remember in East Anglia in 2019.  


Preparations will continue at Carrington as the Reds prepare for another big Premier League clash against Tottenham at the weekend.

It's also a year ago since Marcus Rashford scored his first hat-trick for United, in our 5-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig at Old Trafford.


Solskjaer will face the media for his usual pre-match press conference and, as ever, you can watch it live via our app, and MUTV. The exact start time is still to be confirmed, although it is usually 13:30 BST.

As we enter the weekend, it's also Edwin van der Sar's 51st birthday.

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United return to Premier League action as the Reds travel to North London to take on Tottenham. The match against Nuno Espirito Santo’s team kicks off at 17:30 BST. You can keep across the action from the capital on MUTV in the Matchday Live programme, starting at 16:25 BST. 

Our Under-23s will also be playing Spurs in Premier League 2 at 12:00 BST. The game cannot be shown live on MUTV due to Premier League rules, but there will be live football to enjoy. 

At the same time, our Under-18s face Derby County away and our coverage starts at 11:45 BST. 

Saturday also marks one year since the passing of club legend Nobby Stiles.


We will wish a happy birthday to club legend and Treble winner Denis Irwin, who will be 56.

Marcus Rashford will also celebrate his 24th birthday, hopefully after a victory over Tottenham the day before.