What's happening at United this week?

Monday 21 February 2022 08:29

The week ahead is set to be action packed for Manchester United, with Champions League, Premier League and Women’s FA Cup fixtures all set to be played in the next seven days.

United face Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, before hosting Watford at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.

And the first team aren’t the only side in action this week, as United Women host Manchester City on Sunday in the Women’s FA Cup, while the Under-18s and Under-23s have FA Youth Cup and Premier League 2 fixtures on Thursday and Friday.

In addition, there are a whole host of anniversaries and birthdays that we will be celebrating across the week.

Here is how the next seven days look for United…

Highlights: Leeds v United Video

Highlights: Leeds v United

Watch all the goals and best moments from our madcap Premier League game at Elland Road...


Monday marks the anniversary of the death of United legend Duncan Edwards, who sadly passed away on this day in 1958 after the Munich Air Disaster.

On this day last year, Shola Shoretire made his senior debut, against Newcastle United, while Phil Jones celebrates his 30th birthday. Many happy returns, Phil! 


Ahead of Wednesday’s Champion’s League match against Atletico, Ralf Rangnick will host his press conference.

You can follow the media briefing and the latest comments from the manager on ManUtd.com, in the United App and on MUTV.

We would like to wish ex-United goalkeeper Sergio Romero a very happy birthday! The Argentinian turns 35 on Tuesday.


United play the first leg of the Champions League round-of-16 tie against Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Wednesday night, with kick-off set for 20:00 GMT.

The fixture is being broadcast on BT Sport in the UK and, as usual, you can follow matchday coverage across all our official platforms.

Wednesday also marks two years since Bruno Fernandes scored his first goal for the Reds. The Portuguese midfielder has now scored 49 times in 113 appearances for United.

On this day in 2002, the statue of Denis Law was unveiled in the Stretford End.

In addition, this is the date that Paddy Crerand made his debut in 1963, and also when Ryan Giggs scored his final Manchester United goal, in 2013 against QP

Bruno: Leeds match was unbelievable Video

Bruno: Leeds match was unbelievable

Bruno Fernandes reacts after scoring and assisting one in the 4-2 victory over Leeds...


United Under-18s are in FA Youth Cup action on Thursday, hosting Leicester Under-18s in the quarter-finals of the competition. Good luck to Travis Binnion's team! It's at Old Trafford so find out more about seeing it live. Kick-off is at 19:00 GMT.

Legendary Scottish striker Law also turns 82 on Thursday. We would like to wish Denis a very happy birthday!


Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match against Watford, Ralf Rangnick will speak to the media and provide the latest team news.

You can follow it live on ManUtd.com, in the United App and on MUTV.

Rangnick: Leeds win was emotional! Video

Rangnick: Leeds win was emotional!

Ralf explains why he is so proud of the boys after a mature performance at Elland Road...

Our Under-23s meet Derby County on Friday in Premier League 2, it gets under way from 19:00 GMT at Leigh Sports Village. 

We would like to wish Ji-sung Park many happy returns as he celebrates his 41st birthday. The South Korean won four Premier Leagues and one Champions League in his time at the club.

On this day in 1978, Gordon McQueen made his debut for United. Likewise, on this day in 2016, current Reds forward Marcus Rashford made his senior debut for the club.


Ralf Rangnick’s side host Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, with kick-off at Old Trafford at 15:00 GMT.

Fred came on as a substitute to score against Leeds on Sunday.

This one will not be broadcast on TV in the UK, but you can follow matchday coverage across all our official platforms.

Ex-Reds striker and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turns 49. Happy birthday Ole!

Saturday also marks the date that United lifted the League Cup in 2006, when Sir Alex Ferguson’s side beat Wigan Athletic 4-0. Current Reds striker Cristiano Ronaldo got on the scoresheet that day.


United Women are at home to Manchester City in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup on Sunday afternoon, with Marc Skinner’s side looking to avenge the 1-0 derby loss earlier this month.

Kick-off is set for 12:30 GMT, and the match is being broadcasted on BBC 2 in the UK. If you are not attending the match at Leigh Sports Village, you can keep up to date with pre-match, half-time and full-time updates via our official platforms.

Sunday 27 February is also the date when ex-United striker Odion Ighalo scored his first goal for the club in 2020.