What’s happening at United this week?

Monday 07 February 2022 07:00

Manchester United have another full schedule this week as all of our sides are in action at least once, with fixtures including a hugely important local derby.

Games are coming thick and fast this February, particularly for the men's first team who will now be playing twice a week for the remainder of the month – beginning with a trip to Burnley on Tuesday before the visit of Southampton on Saturday.

Elsewhere the Under-18s also have a double header with an FA Youth Cup fifth-round tie against Everton at Old Trafford to look forward to on Wednesday, ahead of a Under-18 Premier League Cup clash at Chelsea over the weekend, when the Under-23s will also face off with the Blues in Premier League 2.

The seven-day spell then concludes with United Women travelling to rivals City for what will be the first of back-to-back derbies for Marc Skinner's side.

Here is a whistle stop tour through the week...


The week kicks off with Ralf Rangnick giving his thoughts ahead of our match with Burnley, with the interim manager's press conference being available to watch from 14:00 GMT via ManUtd.com, our App and MUTV.

Later in the day, the latest instalment of the UTD Podcast will also drop. Featuring our former forward Terry Gibson, it will first be released in the United App, before becoming available on other podcast streaming platforms on Tuesday.

Monday also marks the anniversary of George Best bagging a double hat-trick against Northampton Town, with six goals in an 8-2 win over the Cobblers in 1970.


In what is set to be a full round of midweek fixtures in the Premier League, the Reds travel to Turf Moor for the challenge of Sean Dyche’s Burnley side and will be looking to make it three wins on the spin in the division.

Kick-off is at 20:00 GMT on Tuesday night with the match being shown live on BT Sport 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 19:00.

United Women’s forward Alessia Russo celebrates her 23rd birthday on Tuesday, while Busby Babes captain Roger Byrne was also born on this date, in 1929.


The Under-18s will have an occasion to savour on Wednesday when a place in the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals is at stake under the lights at the Theatre of Dreams. Standing in the way of Travis Binnion’s young Reds are Everton, with kick-off set for 19:00 GMT.

Wednesday will also be the anniversary of our former midfielder Liam Miller sadly passing away in 2018 at the age of 36.


For those who missed the Under-18s cup tie, there will be a chance to catch the highlights via ManUtd.com, our App and MUTV on Thursday.


Ralf Rangnick will again be in front of the media on Friday, for his press conference to preview our home encounter with Southampton. His briefing will be available to follow on all of our official platforms.


The Saints arrive at Old Trafford on Saturday for the lunchtime kick-off, in what will be their first return following our Premier League record-equalling 9-0 victory last season. The fixture gets underway at 12:30 GMT and will be shown live in the UK via BT Sport.

The Under-23s' game with Chelsea has been rearranged for April. However, the younger age-group do face the Blues, travelling away in the U18 Premier League Cup with kick-off at 11:00 GMT.

As well as a busy day of fixtures, Saturday is also a momentous date in the club's history - 12 February is the anniversary of Sir Matt Busby becoming our manager in 1945.


Our final fixture of the week is one of the most exciting, as United Women come up against Manchester City in the Women's Super League derby at their Academy Stadium. The two sides will come head to head again just a week later in the FA Cup, but this match is a crucial one in the WSL as the Reds seek a Champions League spot. Sunday's match is live on the BBC in the UK and kicks off at 12:30 GMT.

Meanwhile, our former youth coach Eric Harrison will no doubt be in the thoughts of those connected with the club on Sunday, three years on from his passing.