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What's happening this week at United?

Monday 26 April 2021 08:00

Manchester United are set for a huge week with two massive matches for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reds.

Roma visit for the first leg of the UEFA Europa League semi-final on Thursday, before Liverpool come to town for a blockbuster Premier League showdown at Old Trafford at the weekend.

Meanwhile, our Women’s and Under-18s sides also have crucial games in as we inch closer to the end of the season, while birthday wishes are in order for a few Reds, past and present.

Here's a look at what's going on this week at United...


We’ll be bringing you all of the reaction from Sunday’s Premier League clash with Leeds United.

Be sure to check in for the match report, quotes from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, two-minute highlights and more, which are available now on and our Official App.

Monday also marks the release of the latest UTD Podcast, starring former Old Trafford goal hero Ruud van Nistelrooy. Check out a sneak preview article here.

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Ole’s first team are back in training ahead of the first leg of the Europa League semi-final. United have an unforgiving schedule, with midweek fixtures set for every week until the penultimate game of the season. A quick recovery from Sunday’s meeting with Leeds will be required before doing battle with the Giallorossi.

Our Under-18s will make the journey over to Wearside for a league match against Sunderland, which kicks off at 13:00 BST. You can watch our table-topping youngsters live on MUTV. 


The boss will be speaking to the media ahead of Thursday’s big game under the lights against Roma. You will be able to follow his press conference across all club platforms on the day, while Ole will also be joined by one of his players.

We will be saying feliz cumpleaños to our no.8 Juan Mata, who turns 33 on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, on this day in 1973, Sir Bobby Charlton made his 758th and final appearance in a United shirt - a then-record - when the Reds finished the campaign at Chelsea.

The Europa League is set to return to Manchester, as United play host to Roma in the first leg of the semi-final. Consecutive 2-0 wins over two legs of the quarter-final were enough to cruise past La Liga side Granada. Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes were on target in southern Spain, before Edinson Cavani and a Jesus Vallejo own goal rounded off a 4-0 aggregate win. 

Roma stand between United and a place in the final, having beaten Dutch titans Ajax 3-2 over two legs in the quarters. There could be a chance to see former Reds Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who scored for United in the 2017 Europa League final, and Chris Smalling, while former Manchester City man Edin Dzeko is expected to lead the line.


There’s no rest for the wicked as our attention reverts back to Premier League action. Ole will host his second pre-match conference of the week, ahead of Sunday’s huge game against familiar foes, Liverpool.

Everyone across the club would also like to wish a very happy 19th birthday to Teden Mengi, who recently enjoyed a loan spell at Derby County, but is now back at the club to aid his recovery from injury.
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The preparations for Sunday’s huge game will step up a gear as we tick nearer to the big clash. The last time we locked horns with Jurgen Klopp’s men a late Fernandes free-kick ensured it was United who came out on the right side of a 3-2 scoreline in our Emirates FA Cup fourth-round tie, while the sides drew 0-0 in the last league fixture at Anfield.

At 12:00 BST, United's Under-18s are away to Leeds with the action due to be shown live on MUTV.


It’s a double header as both the men’s and women’s sides are in league action.

Casey Stoney’s side will be travelling south to take on Bristol City at 14:00 BST in the WSL. We’re still very much in the fight for a Champions League spot, meaning three points at the weekend is crucial for our hopes of a maiden European campaign in 2021/22.

Then, at 16:30 BST, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reds face Liverpool in the latest episode of a Premier League classic, with the game to be broadcast live on Sky Sports. Both sides will be hoping to secure a Champions League spot for next season, with United currently in second, while Liverpool are sixth in the standings - although this could change by the time the two do battle.

To wrap up the week, our legendary former no.7 and England captain, David Beckham, turns 46 on Sunday. We wish him many happy returns and hope he's celebrating with three points for the Reds on Sunday.