What's happening this week at United?

Monday 14 February 2022 07:00

Two Premier League fixtures, as well as matches for our Under-23s and Under-18s, make it another action-packed week at Manchester United.

The Reds host Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday evening before travelling to Leeds United on Sunday afternoon, as Ralf Rangnick’s side look to strengthen the grip on the European places.

United Under-18s visit Blackburn on Saturday, while the Under-23s will be in the capital to face Crystal Palace.

In addition, there will be two pre-match press conferences and a host of birthday celebrations and anniversaries for United players past and present.

Here is how the next seven days look for the Reds…


Ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League clash with Brighton, Rangnick will hold his press conference.

You can watch the briefing in full and read the latest comments from the manager on ManUtd.com, in our App and on MUTV from 14:00 GMT.

Edinson Cavani celebrates his birthday this week.

United striker Edinson Cavani turns 35 today. Happy birthday, Edi!

14 February is also the date on which the Reds recorded an impressive 4-2 victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup, back in 2004.


Brighton visit Old Trafford on Tuesday evening, with kick-off scheduled for 20:15 GMT. This one is not being shown live on TV in the UK, but you can follow live updates on ManUtd.com, the United App and MUTV.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring in our 2-1 win over Brighton in April.


Reaction to the Brighton game will continue, and fans will be able to watch short match highlights or the extended 20-minute version.

On this day in 2017, ex-Reds striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored an emphatic hat-trick in our Europa League win over Saint Etienne.


We would like to wish a happy birthday to former United Women defender Lotta Okvist, who turns 25.

17 February also marks the date that Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo made his debut for the club in 2020.

Ex-Reds striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


With the Reds facing Leeds away in the Premier League on Sunday, Rangnick will deliver his pre-match press conference at a time to be confirmed.

Keep up to date with the media briefing and the latest comments from the manager on ManUtd.com, in our App and on MUTV.

United legend Gary Neville celebrates his 47th birthday on Friday. Happy birthday Gary!

Former defender Gary Neville turns 47 this Friday.

In addition, on this date in 2009, decorated goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar extended his Premier League clean sheet record to 14.

On this day last year, Amad Diallo made his senior debut for the Reds, in our 4-0 win over Real Sociedad in the Europa League Round of 32.


Our young Academy side travel to Blackburn Rovers for our first fixture in the Under-18 Premier League since last month's 4-2 win over Everton. Travis Binnion's side have since played two games in the Premier League Cup, away to West Brom (0-2) and most recently Chelsea (2-3), and one in the FA Youth Cup (4-1 victory v Everton).

Amad Diallo is currently on loan at Rangers.

19 February also marks the date of Manchester United’s first match at Old Trafford in 1910, and United’s first match at Old Trafford following the Munich Air Disaster in 1958.

Former Reds midfielder Paddy Crerand, a member of our legendary 1968 European Cup-winning side, turns 83 on Saturday and everyone at the club would like to wish him many happy returns.


Rangnick’s Reds are away at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon, with kick-off set for 14:00 GMT. The match will be available to watch on Sky Sports in the UK, but as usual you can follow matchday coverage across all of our official platforms.

United Under-23s are also on the road, travelling to the capital to face Crystal Palace in Premier League 2. Kick-off there is scheduled for the same time, 14:00 GMT.