What's happening at United this week?

Monday 29 March 2021 16:30

A quiet end to March will give way to a busy beginning for April as another week for Manchester United unfolds.

When the international break concludes on Wednesday evening, attentions will turn back to the Premier League, although we'll have to wait until Sunday night for the Reds to be in action against Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, our women’s team and Under-18s will also be in action over the course of the next seven days. Here’s everything else there is to keep an eye out for…


While there may be no United players involved in international action this evening, there’s still plenty going on around the club to kick off the week. Luke Shaw has been announced as our Player of the Month for March, after receiving more votes in our Official App than fellow nominees Dean Henderson and Victor Lindelof.

There’s also a brand new episode of UTD Podcast to listen to, featuring Daniel James as the special guest speaking to co-hosts Sam Homewood, Helen Evans and David May. That drops at 17:00 BST. 

As many as six of our players could feature on international duty across the day on Tuesday, including Eric Bailly and Amad when Ivory Coast face Ethiopia in an African Cup of Nations Qualifier in the afternoon.

Later in the day, there are World Cup qualifiers for some of United’s European stars as Donny van de Beek’s Netherlands take on Gibraltar and Bruno Fernandes and Portugal face Luxembourg, while Daniel James and Dylan Levitt could feature for Wales against the Czech Republic. All three games get under way at 19:45 BST. 

There will be more World Cup qualifiers for next year’s tournament in Qatar. England go up against Poland at Wembley Stadium in a game which could feature five Reds - Henderson, Harry Maguire and Shaw are all in the Three Lions’ squad, along with the on-loan Jesse Lingard.

Elsewhere, David De Gea could play for Spain against Kosovo, Scott McTominay’s Scotland face the Faroe Islands in Group F and France duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial are set to take on Bosnia and Herzegovina, although it is not known yet whether the latter of the two will be available, having picked up a suspected knee injury in Les Bleus’ most recent outing over the weekend. Lindelof could also be on duty, in Sweden’s friendly against Estonia.

Meanwhile the day also marks the last United goal scored by two legends. Sir Bobby Charlton netted his 249th strike for the club in 1973, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer found the net for the final time in his playing career on the same day in 2007. The Norwegian was on the scoresheet against Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford, a game in which we set the Premier League’s attendance record with a crowd of 76,098.

Martial withdrawn with injury in France win


The United forward registered a phenomenal assist - watch it here - but was later replaced around the hour mark.


As March turns to April, our first-team players will reassemble at the Aon Training Complex to ramp up preparations for Sunday's meeting with the Seagulls, a team we have beaten in all of our last five meetings - including two in the space of four days earlier this season, in the Premier League and Carabao Cup.


Ole is set to meet with the media to look ahead to the game against Brighton and is expected to provide an update on how the squad is shaping up onthe back of the international break. As always, you’ll be able to watch the manager's press conference on MUTV, ManUtd.com and our Official App.

It will be 10 years to the day that a Wayne Rooney hat-trick inspired the Reds to come from two goals down to beat West Ham 4-2 at Upton Park. What a turnaround that was in the spring sunshine at Upton Park!

Neil Ryan’s Under-18s kick off the first of three games for our sides across the weekend when going head-to-head with Liverpool in the FA Youth Cup fourth round at Leigh Sports Village. A trip to Leicester City in the next round is the reward for the winners of a match that begins at 15:00 BST and will be shown live on MUTV.

Saturday is also the fifth anniversary of a very special event in Old Trafford folklore, the unveiling of the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand, in the presence of the great man himself. United overcame Everton 1-0 in the Premier League on that day - can you remember which current Red scored the decisive goal that day, which was also our 1,000th at home in the Premier League? Watch the video below to see if you're right.
Watch the video to discover who scored at Old Trafford on 3 April 2016.

It’s a United-Brighton double-header to finish the week, as our women’s team take centre stage first with a trip down south to face the Seagulls in the Women’s Super League at 14:00 BST. In the evening, all eyes will be on Old Trafford where Ole’s Reds will be looking to make it three Premier League home wins on the bounce when Graham Potter’s side are the visitors to M16 for the 19:30 BST kick-off in the Premier League. As always, you’ll be able to follow live updates via ManUtd.com and our Official App.