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It's a huge week for United

Monday 05 November 2018 12:45

It's arguably the biggest week of the season so far, as Manchester United head to Italy to play Juventus and duke out the 177th Manchester derby. Here's what's coming up for the Reds...

The Reds begin preparations for a mammoth week at the Aon Training Complex, where the squad will reconvene for a first training session since Saturday's Premier League win at Bournemouth. We'll bring you the latest reaction and discussion to Saturday's game and any early team news for the journey to Italy.

The lads will train in front of the media in Manchester and then fly out to Italy, before the pre-match press conference are held in the early evening (the manager and a player will talk). Keep an eye on both the website and the official app to hear what is said, plus we'll hear from Juve head coach Massimiliano Allegri.

The boss will address the media at around 17:45 GMT on Tuesday ahead of the Juventus game.

Nicky Butt's Under-19s kick off the action, when they take on Juve in the UEFA Youth League at 15:00 GMT. The youngsters thrashed the Bianconeri 4-1 when the teams met at Leigh Sports Village two weeks ago, and will be looking to extend their perfect form in the UEFA Youth League to four straight wins.

Then, of course, it's the big one! The first team will look to gain revenge for the narrow 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford by taking on the Italian champions at Allianz Stadium on matchday four.

We're also wishing our goalkeeper David De Gea a happy 28th birthday. A clean sheet would be a very pleasing present for the Spaniard!

Whatever the result in Italy, we will have little time to dwell. It's back to England and straight into another seismic Manchester derby. The Reds are unbeaten at the Etihad Stadium for over four years, and have won two of the last three derbies there. Pep Guardiola's side are in fine form, but are likely to be without Kevin de Bruyne. Whoever is involved, whatever the circumstances, it's always a huge match.

Mourinho will give his second pre-match press conference of the week, this time ahead of the derby, hopefully providing an early team news update and his thoughts on Sunday's big game.

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The Under-18s start the weekend's action, when facing Norwich City at Colney Training Centre in the second round of the Premier League Cup. Kick-off will be at 11:00 GMT and the match will be shown live on MUTV

Derby day is here. Can the Reds post another stunning victory after last April, when Chris Smalling completed a remarkable 3-2 comeback? We'll bring you all the build-up on and in our official app, plus all the reaction to what will hopefully be a great day for the club.

Let's hope for more celebratory scenes like these ones at the Etihad on Sunday!
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