What's happening at United this week?
Manchester United’s senior and junior teams are once again in action during another busy week for the Reds.
Meanwhile, there are plenty of birthdays and club events to take note of over the seven-day period…
United’s preparations for the midweek trip to Luton Town will be full swing as the week kicks off. The Reds travel to Kenilworth Road on Tuesday for our Carabao Cup third-round tie. We last locked horns will the Hatters in 1992 when Lee Sharpe was on target for United in a 1-1 draw. With the fixture-heavy start to the campaign, Ole could opt to rotate his starting XI for the clash with the Championship outfit. As usual, manutd.com and our Official App are the only place to immerse yourself in all the main pre-match build-up.
Our first cup match of the season begins at 20:15 BST, and there will be comprehensive coverage across club media, including live radio commentary on MUTV and minute-by-minute updates on ManUtd.com and in our Official App. Last term we made it to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup before being eliminated by Manchester City, and a win for Ole’s men would see us progress to the last 16 of the tournament.
We’ll be wishing a very happy birthday to former Red Clayton Blackmore. Our ex-defender, who played 245 games for the club, will be turning 56. Have a good one, Clayton!
Meanwhile, Ole and his men will be back at the the Aon Training Complex after our excursions against Luton. The squad will likely be split between a post-match recovery session, with the rest focusing on the weekend’s Premier League game.
It’s another birthday for one of our ex-players: Mike Phelan. The current first-team coach will be celebrating his 58th year. As a player, Mick played 146 games for the Reds and has been on-off involved in our coaching department since the late ‘90s. Many happy returns, Mick!
Ole will be back in front of the cameras this morning as he gives the latest updates on the team ahead of the Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion. The boss will likely be quizzed on the most up-to-date team news for the trip to the Amex Stadium and you can watch his briefing on MUTV, but also on ManUtd.com and in the Official App. On top of that, we’ll be bringing exclusive build-up: everything from interviews and previews to videos and our new prediction game.
Later that evening, our Under-23s are in action when they host Liverpool’s youngsters at Leigh Sports Village. The match kicks off at 19:00 BST and is available to watch live on MUTV.
United’s Under-18s face a second home match of the campaign when we host Burnley on Saturday morning. The Reds kick off at 11:30 BST and are set to play at the Aon Training Complex.
Elsewhere, Ole’s men are back in action when we travel to take on Brighton & Hove Albion in the lunch-time kick-off. United won 3-0 there last season thanks to Mason Greenwood’s opener and a double from Bruno Fernandes. A similar result this weekend would go down swimmingly after our disappointing start to the Premier League campaign. As with all matches in 2020/21, make sure to check out MUTV and our website and App for up-to-date coverage of the 12:30 BST kick-off.
After a busy six days of non-stop action, Sunday represents a less-frantic end to the week. Our website and App will bring you all the post-match reaction from the Amex, including Ole’s thoughts, highlights and all the news from the Premier League encounter.
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