What’s happening at United this week?

Monday 21 March 2022 13:30

This week begins with several anniversaries and birthdays, with the football ramping up as the week progresses, culminating in United Women’s first match in front of fans at Old Trafford.

Marc Skinner’s side host Everton at the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday in the Women’s Super League, while the only other United team in action this week are the Under-18, who travel to Sunderland on Thursday - live on MUTV.

Many Reds will also be representing their countries in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers and international friendlies, with some even facing each other.

Here is how the next seven days look at United…


Monday marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and everyone at the club fully supports this message and the mission to stamp racism out of the beautiful game.

We would also like to wish former United Women goalkeeper Aurora Mikalsen a happy birthday, as she turns 26.

On this day in 1984, the Reds defeated Barcelona 3-0 in the second leg of the European Cup Winner’s Cup quarter-final, on what is regarded as one of the greatest ever European nights at Old Trafford. Bryan Robson and his team-mates had been trailing 2-0 after the first leg.


Tuesday is the anniversary of two brilliant scoring performances from former Reds striker Wayne Rooney and current midfielder Juan Mata.

It's eight years since Rooney’s 59-yard goal against West Ham away in the Premier League, while 22 March is also the date when Mata scored two against Liverpool in 2015, as we won 2-1 away at Anfield.

On this day in 2018, Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic left United after two years at the club. The striker scored 17 Premier League goals in 33 matches for the Reds, and also helped the club to win the Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield in 2016/17.


Wednesday 23 March is the national Covid-19 Day of Remembrance, as this year marks two years since England first went into lockdown due to the pandemic.

Goal of the Day: Ibrahimovic v Southampton Video

Goal of the Day: Ibrahimovic v Southampton

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winner in the League Cup final against the Saints, on this day in 2017...


The first match of the week for any of our teams takes Travis Binnion’s Under-18s to Sunderland for an Under-18 Premier League fixture, which you can watch live on MUTV. The game kicks off at 13:00 GMT and you can also keep up to date with the action via ManUtd.com and our official app, where team news, half-time and full-time updates will be posted.

Former United goalkeeper Raimond van der Gouw, who played for the club between 1996 and 2002, celebrates his 59th birthday on Thursday. Happy birthday Rai!

Several Reds will be representing their countries on Thursday, with some looking to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar: 

Iraq (Iqbal)v UAE (17:00 GMT)
Portugal (Dalot, Fernandes, Ronaldo) v Turkey (19:45 GMT)                                  
Sweden (Elanga, Lindelof) v Czech Republic (19:45 GMT)                  
Wales (Levitt) v Austria (19:45 GMT)
Scotland (McTominay) v Poland (19:45 GMT)
Brazil (Fred, Telles) v Chile (23:30 GMT)
Uruguay (Cavani, Pellistri) v Peru (23:30 GMT)

You can find the fixtures involving our players in our separate guide to the internationals.

International Reds: Games to look out for


Find out which United men have been chosen to represent their countries during the upcoming break.


Jadon Sancho turns 22 on Friday, and we would naturally like to wish him a very happy birthday!

This date also marks the 22-year anniversary of Paul Scholes’ sublime volley in our 4-0 victory away to Bradford City.


The only Reds in action for their country on Saturday will be English duo Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw, as Gareth Southgate’s side play a friendly against Switzerland at Wembley. Kick-off is at 17:30 GMT and it will be broadcast on Sky Sports in the UK.

Sancho’s eight goal involvements so far Video

Sancho’s eight goal involvements so far

Watch Jadon Sancho's five goals and three assists as a United player so far...


The week finishes with a massive landmark, as fans will be able to attend a Manchester United Women's match at Old Trafford for the very first time as Marc Skinner's Reds host Everton in the Women’s Super League.

The women’s team first played at the Theatre of Dreams during the 2020/21 WSL campaign, notching a 2-0 win against West Ham United, but the match was played behind closed doors due to Covid-19 protocols.

Sunday’s clash with Everton is scheduled to kick off at 12:30 GMT, and tickets priced from just £3 per person remain on sale from manutd.com/womenstickets.

Team news, half-time and full-time updates will be posted in the United App, followed by a match report and photo gallery that will also be published on ManUtd.com.