What's happening this week at United?

Monday 29 August 2022 11:01

Another big week awaits Manchester United, with plenty to look out for across the next seven days as August ends and September begins.

Our Under-21s kick off the week on Tuesday in terms of the on-pitch action, with a group game against Carlisle United in the EFL Trophy.

Our senior team have two big Premier League games on the horizon, against Leicester and Arsenal, while United Women and the Under-18s also play.

Here's the lowdown of what the next week brings for the Reds... 

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We continue our reflections on the weekend, with Loan Watch covering the exploits of four Reds in their various leagues.

Monday also sees the release of Raphael Varane's Fans' Q&A, plus the behind-the-scenes video showcasing Casemiro's arrival in Manchester.


Our Under-21s begin their Papa John's Trophy campaign, as we play Carlisle United in the first Group G game.

It's our fourth successive season in this competition and the young Reds will be looking to emulate the achievements of our 2019 and 2020 sides by making it to the knockout phase. Barrow and Fleetwood Town are the other teams in our pool.


Erik ten Hag will be giving his pre-match press conference ahead of United’s trip to face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Thursday, at a time to be confirmed.

You can tune in to the briefing live on MUTV, the United App and ManUtd.com, while we’ll have all the usual news stories and pre-match features for you, too.


The new month begins with another Premier League away visit, this time to Leicester. Ten Hag's side will be hoping to make it three wins on the bounce after picking up all three points against Liverpool and Southampton last week.

You can watch pre-match build-up and post-match reaction – and hear live radio commentary of the game – in the App and on ManUtd.com.

The transfer window closes at 23:00 BST. Two United signing anniversaries actually fall on this day, the first being in 2008 when we signed Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham Hotspur. On this day in 2015, we welcomed Anthony Martial to the club as he joined from Monaco as a 19-year-old.

Henning Berg, one of our Treble-winning Reds of 1999, turns 53. Happy birthday, Henning!

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The boss will be back in front of the media on Friday, for his press conference ahead of Sunday's huge clash against high-flying Arsenal.

Today marks the two-year anniversary of Donny van de Beek's signing, with the Netherlands international joining us from Ajax on this day in 2020.

We also wish a happy 23rd birthday to United Women’s no. 7 – and Euro 2022 winner - Ella Toone!

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It’s an Academy double-header on Saturday, with Travis Binnion’s Under-18s taking on Aston Villa in the Premier League Cup first up at 12:00 BST.

Our Under-21s are then back in action following on from their midweek cup game. A huge clash against rivals Liverpool awaits in Premier League 2 Division One, with kick-off at 14:00 BST. Unfortunately, MUTV cannot show these games live due to Premier League broadcasting restrictions, although you will be able to watch highlights on our app and website later in the day.

Left-back Brandon Williams – who knows all about the value of these Academy matches, having risen through the ranks in recent years – turns 22 on Saturday.


It's matchday, as United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford for a 16:30 BST Sunday kick-off.

It could prove to be a key clash between the old foes as we hope to continue climbing the table and put a stop to the Gunners’ impressive early form.

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Also on Sunday, our Women play their final pre-season friendly ahead of next Saturday's WSL season opener. Marc Skinner's Birmingham are the opponents for this warm-up game, with kick-off at Carrington taking place at 13:00 BST.