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What’s happening at United this week?

Monday 01 March 2021 09:33

It's set to be a busy week as usual at United with another game in the capital, the Manchester derby and the return of the Women's Super League just part of the agenda.

The first-team have two matches this week, including a midweek trip to Crystal Palace before the eagerly awaited clash with leaders City on Sunday.

In addition, our Women’s team returns to action following the international break with Casey Stoney’s side looking to get back to form in the WSL, while the Under-18s are at Liverpool.

Without further ado, this is how a hectic week shapes up…

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We start the week off by looking back at a hard-fought battle at Stamford Bridge, as United and Chelsea played out a 0-0 draw, what was not without controversy. Keep your eyes peeled for a match quiz. We will start preparing for Wednesday's clash with Crystal Palace, so look out for the early team news, while we also kick off our Player of the Month voting for February.  


Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will welcome the media for the pre-match press conference ahead of our trip to Selhurst Park. You can follow the press conference on the Official App, MUTV and, with the start time to be confirmed.

The date marks 30 years since our all-time top appearance maker Ryan Giggs played his first of 963 matches for United, coming off the bench against Everton at Old Trafford.


Another away match awaits, as United take on the Eagles at Selhurst Park. The 20:15 GMT kick-off against Roy Hodgson’s side is being broadcast on Sky Sports in the UK. Make sure you catch the pre-match, half-time and post-match analysis on MUTV, plus our live coverage in the Official App as the Reds look to avenge the 3-1 defeat in our first match of the season.


The first-team will recover after a late finish on the road and embrace another tough challenge over the weekend. We will look back on the previous night’s performance with more post-match content coming your way on


Ole will once again address the media ahead of the 185th edition of the Manchester derby. Expect detailed build-up to one of the matches of the season as the top two, as things stand at the moment, meet at the Etihad with City currently on a 20-match winning run.

Friday also marks the 28th birthdays of club captain Harry Maguire and midfield man Fred. The whole club would like to wish the duo many happy returns.

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Our Under-18s are making the journey to Merseyside to face arch-rivals Liverpool on Saturday. The match kicks off at 11:00 GMT at Liverpool Academy after a very youthful team lost to Derby County last time out. It's an important game in the context of the league table with the two sides vying with Manchester City for top spot but unfortunately the MUTV cameras are unable to cover it live.

Saturday is the two-year anniversary of our dramatic 3-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain, as United overcame the French champions with a stoppage-time penalty from Marcus Rashford. What a feeling, what a night!


It’s derby day. The Reds make the journey across town to face City at the Etihad Stadium. We will be looking to close the gap to the hosts at the top of the Premier League table and upset Pep Guardiola's in-form side. The match kicks off at 16:30 GMT.

United Women welcome Aston Villa to Leigh Sports Village as the WSL makes its return. The match kicks off at 12:00 GMT. Goalkeeper Mary Earps will hope to make it a birthday to remember, as our goalkeeper turns 28 on Sunday. Happy birthday, Mary!