What's happening this week at United?

Monday 23 August 2021 09:05

Manchester United are looking to finish August as strongly as possible with all four teams from the club in action at the weekend seeking victories before the international break.

Not only is there plenty of on-the-pitch drama to look forward to, but we’ll also discover our European opponents this week with the Champions League draw taking place.

Read on to find out what you need to look out for over the next seven days…

MONDAY

This date marks 15 years since current first-team coach Michael Carrick made his United debut. The midfielder’s 14-minute cameo in a 3-0 win at Charlton Athletic was the first of his 464 appearances for the Reds.

We’ll also be continuing to provide reaction and analysis of our 1-1 draw against Southampton on the south coast at the weekend. Keep an eye out for a round-up of how our loan players fared too.

Gameweek Two of the Premier League concludes on Monday as West Ham United host Leicester City at 20:00 BST.

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TUESDAY

Attention will gradually begin to turn to our trip to Wolves on Sunday, but we’ll also start to have a think about who we’ll face in the Champions League group stages. The draw is to take place on Thursday, but such is the anticipation before another season in Europe’s elite club competition, fans will no doubt be debating about who they want to see us play. Others will have their maps out and fingers at the ready to book flights!

United begin our Papa John's Trophy campaign with a tie at Lincoln City, managed by ex-Red Michael Appleton. The game is live on MUTV with a 19:00 BST kick-off with tickets available to buy now.

Elsewhere in the football schedule, the Carabao Cup continues with plenty of second-round ties in which a number of United loanees could feature, including Tahith Chong as Birmingham City host Fulham and Ethan Laird as Swansea City welcome Plymouth Argyle.

WEDNESDAY

It’s another Ole anniversary. Like Carrick, the boss also made his United debut off the bench, coming on to score and rescue a point for the Reds in a 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers in 1996.

The conclusion of the Carabao Cup ties ensures the draw for the next round will be made on Sky Sports, following the live West Brom v Arsenal encounter. This is the stage where United enter the competition.

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THURSDAY

The start to our European journey this season will become clearer when the group-stage draw for the Champions League takes place in Istanbul, Turkey around 17:00 BST. Want to find out who we could face? Have a look below.

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FRIDAY

Another Friday means another Ole press conference as the build-up continues to our final game before the September international break, away to Wolves. The boss will give us updates on whether Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane or Edinson Cavani could come into the starting line-up. We’ll have live coverage across ManUtd.com, the Official App and on MUTV.

SATURDAY

It’ll be a busy day for the club with United Women, Under-23s and Under-18s all in action. The older group have had a tough start to the season with two draws to begin the campaign. The first came at home to Leicester City, the second away at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea. Now it’s Manchester City for Neil Wood’s side to play, away at the Academy Stadium. Fans can watch that game back in full from 18:00 BST on MUTV.

Earlier on in the day, the Under-18s make the trip across the Pennines to go head-to-head with Leeds United at midday in the U18 Premier League. That game is live on MUTV from 11:45 BST, a quarter of an hour before kick-off.

Playing at the same time will be United Women, with Marc Skinner’s side ending their pre-season with a friendly against Brighton & Hove Albion in a 12:00 BST kick-off.

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We’ll have coverage of the three games here on ManUtd.com and the Official App. We may also delve down memory lane as it’s the 10-year anniversary of our stunning 8-2 win against Arsenal.

SUNDAY

It’s another Sunday game for the first team and our final fixture before the international break. Ole’s Reds visit Molineux to face Wolves. Kick-off is at 16:30 BST and we will, as always, have full pre-match build-up on MUTV and full coverage across ManUtd.com and the Official App.

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