What's happening at United this week?

Monday 29 November 2021 14:39

A busy seven-day period awaits for Manchester United with Premier League action returning to Old Trafford.

Arsenal and Crystal Palace visit the Theatre of Dreams, while United Women are also in action in the Women's Super League.

The Under-23s and Under-18s also play, so there is a total of five Reds matches over the next seven days.

As if that's not busy enough, Monday began with the announcement of Ralf Rangnick as United's interim manager until the end of the season.

United appoint Rangnick as interim manager


One of European football's most respected coaches is excited to be arriving at the club.


Rangnick will take over as interim boss in due course, subject to work visa requirements.

That's the big news on Monday but elsewhere a new episode of the UTD Podcast is available. This time, it’s not a former United star behind the microphone but one of the voices of some incredible United moments, in former ITV commentator Clive Tyldesley. The episode will be available on Monday from 17:00 GMT in our Official App before appearing on other streaming platforms on Tuesday.

Happy birthday to United’s all-time appearance maker and 13-time Premier League winner Ryan Giggs, who turns 48 on Monday. The club would also like to wish United Women goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley a very happy 25th birthday.

With Cyber Monday upon us, today is the last day to save on some great Christmas gifts, or treats for yourself. Treat your friends and family to a visit to the Museum & Stadium Tour with 50 per cent off, or give them a bumper Official Membership pack with our special offers. Make sure you check the full list of offers out, and get yourself some festive brownie points for a bargain price!


The Reds will be putting in the hard work at Carrington as we prepare for our upcoming match in the Premier League, a visit to Old Trafford from Mikel Arteta's Arsenal on Thursday.

Decorations are going up this week in the Manchester Suite for our first shared Christmas party on Friday 10th December. The last remaining tickets are still available and include a three-course meal, entertainment and a complimentary bar, making it the perfect Christmas night out for your friends, family or workplace. What are you waiting for? Buy your tickets online.


It’s the day before our match with the Gunners, which only means one thing, the pre-match press conference and as usual you will be able to follow our live stream on MUTV, ManUtd.com and the Official App.


It’s matchday as United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford for a 20:15 GMT kick-off under the floodlights. The encounter will be available to watch live on Amazon Prime Video in the UK - subscribe here.

If you’re coming to the game, make sure to arrive early and meet Patrice Evra who will be signing copies of his new book in the Megastore from 15:00 GMT. They’d make a perfect Christmas present, and there’s plenty more great gifts available throughout the store, too, so you can box off everyone off your list. 


The Megastore has a busy week this week, with another club legend in attendance the very next day. Captain Marvel himself, Bryan Robson will be in store on Friday from 16:00 GMT signing copies of the DVD for his new film, Robbo. Combine your legend-meeting afternoon with a trip to the Museum & Stadium Tour, where you can see the very spot where Bryan signed for United 40 years ago, ending the tour in the Megastore. Book online now.

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On Saturday, the first team will be making their final preparations for this weekend’s clash with Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Our Under-18s are in action away at Everton in the U18 Premier League. Kick-off at Finch Farm is set for 11:00 GMT and you can watch our coverage live on MUTV from 10:45 GMT.

Ahead of the Crystal Palace game on Sunday, we’re running a special Legends Tour with former player Jimmy Greenhoff, who scored the winner in the 1977 FA Cup final. The tour includes access to the Museum and plenty of time to ask those burning questions about life at United from someone that lived and breathed it. Book online now for a pre-Christmas day out.


The week ends with three games across the club. The first-team match between United and the Eagles starts at 14:00 GMT. MUTV’s Matchday Live programme commences at 12:55 GMT and will provide you with pre-match build-up, live radio commentary and post-match analysis. We have limited availability for matchday hospitality for Crystal Palace, so choose your suite and book online, and don’t forget to enjoy a festive toast from the complimentary bar. Choose your suite and book online.

Earlier in the day, United Women welcome Leicester City to Leigh Sports Village for a midday kick-off in the Women’s Super League. You can get your tickets here.

At the same time, our Under-23s will play Blackburn Rovers away from home at the Lancashire FA County Ground in Leyland.

Everyone at the club would like to wish Anthony Martial a very happy 26th birthday. Joyeux anniversaire, Anto!