The week ahead for Manchester United
It’s the start of another busy week at Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men preparing for our next two Premier League assignments.
That also means two pre-match press conferences for the manager, as we enter July – a month in which we’ve never previously played a competitive match. The first will be held on Monday morning, as we count down to a tricky test against Brighton and Hove Albion.
As you might expect at this time of year, there are a fair few signing anniversaries, as well as birthdays, to mark too. Here are the key dates for your diary…
The week begins with Ole’s pre-match press conference, held over video call, prior to Tuesday’s Premier League trip to Brighton. We’ll be live streaming the press conference in full, on ManUtd.com and the Official App and providing you with all the breaking news, from 10:30 BST. Don’t miss it!
29 June is a special date for two current Reds. David De Gea (2011) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (2019) both signed for United on this day.
United’s third Premier League match since the restart sees us make the long trip down to the Amex Stadium to take on Brighton, with kick-off set for 20:15 BST. We’ve lost on both of our visits to take on the Seagulls in the last two seasons, and Solskjaer’s men will be keen to take all three points as the race for Champions League places hots up. As usual, we’ll be providing all the build-up from the south coast from 19:10 BST, and you can follow the match in our Official App.
Also on Tuesday, we’ll be wishing our former centre-back Gary Pallister a very happy 55th birthday. Have a good one Pally!
We’ll be providing you with all the action and reaction from Tuesday night’s game, including interviews with the manager, players and video highlights.
Elsewhere on Wednesday, there are another two signing anniversaries – Chris Smalling, who is currently on loan at Roma, celebrates 10 years at Old Trafford, while Phil Jones also joined on this day, in 2011. It’s legendary forward Ruud van Nistelrooy’s 44th birthday. The Dutchman scored an incredible 150 goals in 219 games for United. We hope you have a great day, Ruud!
As the countdown continues to our next Premier League fixture, there are a couple of mouthwatering clashes elsewhere in the division. First, Sheffield United take on Spurs at Bramall Lane in a key battle for the European spots (kick-off 18:00 BST), before newly-crowned champions Liverpool visit last season’s winners Manchester City in the late game (20:15 BST).
It’s Friday, which means Ole will hold another press conference – this time to preview Saturday’s home fixture against Bournemouth in the Premier League. Keep up to date with everything the manager says on ManUtd.com and in the Official App from 10:30 BST.
Premier League strugglers Bournemouth travel to Old Trafford in desperate need of three points as they look to prolong their five-year stay in the top flight. Eddie Howe’s men got the better of us in the reverse fixture at the Vitality Stadium in November, but at the time of writing are mired in the relegation zone, with time running out. You can see if the Reds can continue our recent good run of form at Old Trafford – four wins in a row in all competitions – when the match kicks off at 15:00 BST, with MUTV’s coverage starting at 13:55 BST.
Also on Saturday, we’ll be wishing Amy Turner a happy 29th birthday. The United Women defender recently signed a new contract keeping her with the club until 2021. Enjoy your day, Amy!
Tune in to ManUtd.com and the Official App for all the breaking reaction after United’s clash with the Cherries, as well as our extended 20-minute highlights of Saturday’s game.