What's happening at United this week?
The 2019/20 season is in full swing and, as we edge closer towards the end of August, there's plenty going on at Manchester United.
Scroll down to see what’s in store during the next seven days, including four matches across the club…
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reds begin the week with a tough test against Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves team, in our first away game of the 2019/20 Premier League season. Kick-off at Molineux is at 20:00 BST. MUTV subscribers can watch dedicated live build-up from 18:30 BST while you can also keep up-to-date with our match blog in the Official App, including the innovative Match Centre, and on ManUtd.com. The full match will also be screened on MUTV from midnight BST.
Elsewhere, it’s a year ago to the day since United Women’s historic first match against rivals Liverpool in the Continental Tyres League Cup, which we won 1-0, while defender Martha Harris celebrates her 25th birthday.
As we continue our reaction to the Wolves game, there are some anniversaries to mark. Dwight Yorke joined the Reds from Aston Villa on this day in 1998, before making a crucial impact during our unprecedented Treble season. More recently, it’s seven years since Robin van Persie made his United debut against Everton and five years since Marcos Rojo completed his move to the club from Sporting Lisbon.
The Reds will step up preparations at the Aon Training Complex ahead of Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
As Solskjaer’s men continue to gear up for Palace’s visit, it’s the anniversary of two noteworthy debuts. Yorkie made his first United appearance in a goalless draw at West Ham in 1998 and a year later, Nick Culkin made perhaps the quirkiest bow in our storied history, when he came on for the last 12 seconds against Arsenal at Highbury. Read the former goalkeeper's take on it as part of our UTD Unscripted series of long reads.
The manager is set to speak to the media in his pre-match press conference, which you will be able to watch in the Official App. The time of the briefing is yet to be confirmed.
Later in the day, our Under-23s travel to Tyneside to face Newcastle in our third Premier League 2 Division 2 fixture of the campaign. Kick-off will be at 19:00 BST and you’ll be able to watch the game live on MUTV. Neil Wood’s side will be hoping for a repeat of our last visit to St James’ Park at that level, back in April when we ran out 5-0 winners.
On this day in 2006, current first-team coach Michael Carrick made his playing debut for the Reds, as a substitute in a 3-0 win at Charlton Athletic; our boss Solskjaer was among the goals.
A busy day for the club begins with our Under-18s in action, as Blackburn Rovers make the short trip to the Aon Training Complex to take on Neil Ryan’s young Reds. The 11:00 BST kick-off will be shown live on MUTV.
Then, attention turns to the first team as Ole’s Reds welcome Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace to the Theatre of Dreams for our first 15:00 BST kick-off of the new campaign. The match won’t be shown live on television in the UK but fear not, we will keep you updated if you’re not attending the game. As ever, you can get 90 minutes of live build-up on MUTV and there’s our match blog on the Official App and ManUtd.com.
Look out for more reaction on the Official App and ManUtd.com as the Reds recover from the Crystal Palace game, before looking ahead to our next assignment away to Southampton. Meanwhile, on this day in 1996, United drew 2-2 with Blackburn at Old Trafford with Solskjaer scoring seven minutes into his United debut - a feat matched by Daniel James this season, against Chelsea.
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