What's happening at United this week?

Monday 25 April 2022 07:30

Manchester United's men and women have crucial clashes to come this week as the respective bids to secure European football next season continue.

Ralf Rangnick's side host Chelsea on Thursday evening at Old Trafford, while United Women entertain West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.

There is also action for our Under-23s and a packed out triple-header for our Under-18s too, with the 2021/22 campaign reaching the defining moments for all of our teams.

Here’s everything that’s happening this week at the club…


We're wishing current Reds centre-back Raphael Varane a happy 29th birthday, while former United defender Graeme Hogg is the subject of a new episode of the UTD Podcast. The Scot shares his memories from his time at Old Trafford - including facing Diego Maradona when aged 19 - and also discusses his life after football. The episode will be released today in the United App and will be available on other podcast streaming platforms from Tuesday.


Travis Binnion’s young Reds get their busy week underway with the first of a trio of U18 Premier League fixtures. Blackburn’s youngsters are the visitors as United will look to build on Saturday's 6-0 humbling of Newcastle United. The match at the J. Davidson Stadium will kick-off at 19:00 BST, 15 minutes after live coverage begins on MUTV.


Ralf Rangnick will share his thoughts and could provide updates on his squad ahead of Thursday's match with Chelsea, with the interim manager's press conference being available to watch via ManUtd.com, our App and MUTV.

Meanwhile, less than 24 hours after their last outing, United’s Under-18s take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the U18 Premier League. The match away at the Aggborough Stadium in Kidderminster kicks off at 13:00 BST.


The Reds host Chelsea at Old Trafford in the Premier League with just four games remaining in the campaign, but plenty still to play for in the race for European qualification. Kick-off is at 19:45 BST, with the match being shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK. Matchday coverage will also be available on all of our official platforms as usual, with team news breaking first in our app at 18:45 BST.

Our Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, who has played for both clubs of course, celebrates his 34th birthday on Thursday – many happy returns Juan!

Highlights: Chelsea 1 United 1 Video

Highlights: Chelsea 1 United 1

See the goals from Sancho and Jorginho as the Reds battle to a draw at the Bridge...


All of the reaction to our match against Chelsea will be available via our official channels, along with early team news for Brentford's visit to Old Trafford on Bank Holiday Monday.


Back at Carrington, the Under-18s conclude their busy week with another league clash, this time against Derby County with play getting under way at 12:00 BST. Live coverage on MUTV begins 15 minutes beforehand.


United Women's penultimate Women’s Super League fixture will be played on Sunday at Leigh Sports Village, with the race for the Champions League places intensifying as we reach the business end of the season. Kick-off is at 12:00 BST, with West Ham United providing the opposition and live radio commentary will be available on MUTV.

Elsewhere, our Under-23s have a tantalising contest against Liverpool in Premier League 2. Kick-off at the Merseysiders' Academy complex is scheduled for 14:00 BST.