Paul Pogba in training for United.

What's happening at United this week?

Monday 26 August 2019 09:00

As we enter the final week before the first international break of the campaign, it is another busy seven days for Manchester United.

Scroll down to see what lies ahead, including three teams in action and draws to decide who we'll face in the Europa League and Carabao Cup...


Stay across the website and our Official App for continued reaction to Saturday's match against Crystal Palace. Make sure to tune into The Paddy Crerand Show, which will be live on MUTV from 18:30 for more analysis and debate with the European Cup-winning legend. This day also marks five years since Andreas Pereira made his debut for the Reds.

We last won the Carabao Cup in 2017. Who will be our first opponents in this season's competition?


Seventeen years today, Rio Ferdinand made his competitive debut for United. The legendary centre-back was named in Sir Alex Ferguson's starting XI for the second leg of our Champions League qualifier against Zalaegerszeg in August 2002.

After a first-leg defeat against the Hungarian outfit, the Reds won 5-0 at Old Trafford to advance, with Rio playing 68 minutes before being substituted.


In the first of two draws to involve United this week, we will find out our opponents for the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. United receive a bye through to the third round, due to our European commitments, and will be bidding to add to our five previous trophy successes in the tournament.

Keep an eye on and your Official App to find out who we will be paired up against, with the tie itself taking place in the week commencing 23 September.

Wednesday also marks six years since the Reds ran riot at Old Trafford, inflicting an 8-2 defeat on Arsenal. Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick, along with strikes from Danny Welbeck, Nani, Ji-sung Park and a brace from Ashley Young.

On Wednesday, we remember our stunning 8-2 victory over Arsenal from 2011.


As the weekend draws near, watch out for early team news ahead of the weekend's Premier League clash with Southampton.

Meanwhile, fans can watch and take part in the latest episode of our live debate show Kicking Off from 18:30 BST in the Official App and on MUTV.

The Reds will learn our group-stage opponents for the Europa League on Friday.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to face the media in his pre-match press conference on Friday. Keep across our Official App so that you don't miss a moment.

Soon after, our eyes will be on Monte Carlo, where the draw for the Europa League group stage takes place at 12:00 BST. When we last competed in the tournament in 2016/17, the Reds ended up lifting the trophy on an emotional night in Stockholm.

Our Under-23s are also in action, as Neil Wood's side face West Ham United at Old Trafford (kick-off 19:00 BST). We have enjoyed a strong start to the Premier League 2 campaign, with convincing victories over West Brom, Reading and Newcastle United thus far. Entry is free for all spectators.

U23 highlights: Newcastle 0 United 4 Video

U23 highlights: Newcastle 0 United 4

Tahith Chong and James Garner were among the goals, when our in-form Under-23s won at St James' Park last Friday...


It is a busy day of football for United. It begins with our Academy lads facing rivals Liverpool in the Under-18 Premier League. Our young Reds have won two of their opening three fixtures and will be aiming to push further up the league table with a win at the Liverpool Academy.

Then at 12:30 BST, Ole's Reds return to Premier League action, as we face Southampton at St Mary's. Last season saw the Reds rescue a point after being 2-0 down, with Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera on the scoresheet.

The match will be shown on BT Sportin the UK and we will, as always, keep you updated with 90 minutes of live build-up on MUTV and our match blog on the Official App and


Look out for continued reaction after our game on the south coast, as well as news of the players who will be heading off on international duty. This date, 1 September, is also the anniversary of United debuts for Dimitar Berbatov and Anthony Martial. The two forwards made their bows for the club in 2008 and 2015 respectively, both against our arch-rivals Liverpool.

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