What's happening this week at United?
It's an action-packed week at Manchester United with games coming up against Atalanta and Manchester City, plus the return of the Women's Super League.
In addition, there's Academy games, a fresh UTD Podcast on the way and birthdays and anniversaries to remember.
Here’s how a busy seven-day period shapes up…
As usual, the week starts with a new UTD Podcast, this time featuring Giuseppe Rossi. The fascinating episode with our former Italian striker will be published at 17:00 GMT in our Official App, before becoming available on other podcast streaming platforms on Tuesday.
The Reds will prepare for our encounter with Atalanta before flying out to Italy as we enter the second half of the group phase. Before leaving for Bergamo, the manager will hold his pre-match press conference to preview the all-important match as we can make a big step towards qualification to the knockout stage.
Mark Hughes turns 58 on Monday and everyone at club would like to send their best wishes. Happy birthday, Sparky!
If you’ve got ‘organise Christmas party’ on your to-do list, let us help you tick that one off this festive season with our Christmas party on Friday 10 December, 19:00 to 01:00 GMT. Tickets go on sale today and include live entertainment, a three course meal and a complimentary beer, wine and soft drink bar and more, and we can cater from two people up to your entire workplace. Tickets are £78 per person (inc. VAT) and can be booked online.
It’s matchday in Italy! United top Group F at the halfway stage, having beaten Villarreal and Atalanta at Old Trafford. Our away clash with the Serie A outfit at the Gewiss Stadium kicks off at 20:00 GMT and you can follow the action in our Official App and our coverage on MUTV, starting at 18:55 GMT.
Our Under-19s will also face Atalanta in the UEFA Youth League, with that match starting at 13:00 GMT.
The Reds will make the journey back to Manchester and start preparing for the upcoming Manchester derby as we welcome the Citizens to Old Trafford on Saturday. It’s Dwight Yorke’s 50th birthday, so fingers crossed United can deliver an early birthday present with a win over Atalanta the previous night.Ticket applications for the Chelsea v United game on Sunday 28 November (16:30 GMT), close at 08:00 GMT to Season Ticket holders and Executive Club Members. If you want to be there at Stamford Bridge to see United take on Thomas Tuchel’s team, make sure you log into your ticketing account and apply before then.
The United stars will put in the hard work at Carrington ahead of the weekend's big Manchester derby.
On this day in 1986, Ron Atkinson managed his last game for United before Sir Alex Ferguson took over the reins at Old Trafford two days later.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will face the media for his pre-match conference before we face Manchester City in the Premier League. You can follow the press conference from 13:30 GMT on manutd.com and in our Official App.
It’s time for the 186th Manchester derby as Pep Guardiola’s men make the journey across town. The match kicks off at 12:30 GMT and you can follow the action on MUTV and via live updates in our Official App.Tickets have sold out exclusively to Official Members, but if you still want to be there, fear not: we have limited numbers of hospitality tickets remaining for this game. Take a look at our Matchday VIP Experiences and get ready to enjoy the big game in style.
Our Academy teams will also play this weekend. The Under-23s face Leeds United’s Under-23s in Premier League 2. The match, played at Leigh Sports Village, will start at 12:00 GMT. The Under-18s take on Nottingham Forest at the Nigel Doughty Stadium, in a game which kicks off half an hour later.
Saturday also marks the 35th anniversary of Sir Alex Ferguson joining the club as manager. An iconic day, it's fair to say!
We round the week off with a return for Manchester United Women. The Reds are back in Women’s Super League action after the international break as Marc Skinner’s side travel to North London to take on Tottenham Hotspur Women.
The league encounter at The Hive Stadium kicks off at 12:15 GMT.