What's happening at United this week?
As we bring July to a close and enter August, there’s plenty happening with the 2019/20 season on the horizon.
Here’s what’s coming up this week at Manchester United…
The Reds will fly out to Norway this morning ahead of Tuesday's game against Kristiansund, before training at the Ullevaal Stadium this evening.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signed for United on this day in 1996 from Molde, and went on to score 126 goals in 366 games, between 1996 and 2007.
Subscribers to MUTV can watch The Paddy Crerand Show from 18:30 BST, as the club legend interacts with fans on the weekly phone-in programme.
Elsewhere, a team of United youngsters - coached by Neil Wood - will play a second match in the SuperCupNI, against Ballymena United, in Northern Ireland (kick-off 19:30 BST).
The Reds face Ole’s hometown club Kristiansund in Norway in our penultimate pre-season match. Kick-off at the Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo is set for 18:00 BST. Subscribe to MUTV to watch the game live and keep up to date with the match blog on our Official App, which will also be showing all the pre-match build-up for free from 17:00 BST.
Meanwhile, rather fittingly, it’s two years to the day since the Reds last played in Norway – when Scott McTominay scored his first senior goal in a 3-0 win over Valerenga.
United Women will also be in pre-season friendly action in Norway, as Casey Stoney’s side take on Valerenga at the Intility Arena. The 18:00 BST kick-off will also be screened live on MUTV, with the build-up starting at 17:30 BST.
Wednesday is the anniversary of midfielders Michael Carrick, in 2006, and Nemanja Matic, in 2017, arriving at the club from London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea respectively.
The Reds will step up preparations at the Aon Training Complex for our weekend encounter with Italian giants AC Milan. Meanwhile, we’ll be marking the birthday of our Serbian star Matic, who celebrates turning 31.
Solskjaer and the squad will leave Manchester and head for Cardiff ahead of the AC Milan game on Saturday. In the meantime, former Reds midfielder and MUTV pundit Sammy McIlroy will celebrate his 65th birthday.
The Reds are set to play our final fixture of pre-season, against AC Milan in the International Champions Cup. Kick-off at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff is scheduled for 17:30 BST. Subscribe to MUTV to watch the game live and keep up to date with the match blog on our Official App, which will also be showing all the pre-match build-up for free from 16:30 BST.
Our women's team will also be in action, for the second time in Norway, as they visit Sandefjord at Komplett Arena. The pre-season friendly kicks off at 16:00 local time (15:00 BST).
Elsewhere, it’s three years since United and Everton played out a goalless draw in our former captain and all-time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney’s testimonial match at Old Trafford.
The Reds will recover from Saturday’s match in South Wales as attention turns towards our Premier League opener against Chelsea in a week’s time (11 August). Meanwhile, United Women midfielder Mollie Green will celebrate her 22nd birthday.
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