What's happening at United this week?

Monday 31 January 2022 11:14

It's set to be a busy week at Manchester United, as the club marks the 64th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster on Sunday 6 February.

United host Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup on Friday and, at our closest home fixture to the anniversary, we will remember those that we lost.

The first team aren’t the only side who will be busy this week, as United Women travel to London twice, to face Chelsea and Arsenal, and the Under-23s play West Ham in Premier League 2.

In addition, there is a new UTD Podcast, a cup draw, and several important birthdays and anniversaries that we will be honouring this week.

Here is how the next seven days look for United…

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The January transfer window closes at 23:00 GMT and any incomings and outgoings will be announced on ManUtd.com and in the United App.

United Women defeated Bridgwater United Women 2-0 yesterday to progress to the fifth round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup. The draw for the next stage of the competition will take place at 19:30 GMT.

The latest episode of the UTD Podcast is released at 17:00 GMT, first in the United App, before becoming available on other podcast streaming platforms on Tuesday. Former United midfielder and Germany legend Bastian Schweinsteiger is this week’s guest - so don't miss it!


Tuesday marks two years since Bruno Fernandes made his debut for the Reds, in a 0-0 draw with Wolves at Old Trafford. Since then, our no.18 has won two Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year awards and scored 47 goals in 108 appearances for the club.

Darren Fletcher, our former midfielder and current technical director, celebrates his 38th birthday on Tuesday. Happy birthday, Fletch! 1 February is also the day that the Busby Babes played their last game in England: a 5-4 win away to Arsenal in 1958.


United Women are in action in the semi-final of the Continental Cup on Wednesday evening, travelling to face holders Chelsea at Kingsmeadow. Marc Skinner will be hoping his side can overcome this challenge and reach the final, having won each of our last seven games in all competitions without conceding.

On this day last year, the Reds recorded a Premier League record-equalling 9-0 victory over Southampton.


Ahead of Friday’s FA Cup match against Middlesbrough, Ralf Rangnick will deliver his press conference on Thursday.

You can follow the media briefing and the latest comments from the manager on ManUtd.com, in our App and on MUTV.

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After beating Aston Villa in the third round, the first team host Chris Wilder's Middlesbrough, in the first of the fourth-round ties, on Friday night. The match will take place at Old Trafford, with kick-off set for 20:00 GMT. The match will be available to watch on ITV in the UK, but as usual you can follow matchday coverage across all of our official platforms.


Saturday signifies the date of United’s last game before the Munich tragedy, when Matt Busby’s side drew 3-3 away to Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup to secure a place in the semi-finals.

United Women play away from home again on Saturday, facing Arsenal in the Women’s Super League. The match is to be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, and is set to kick-off at 12:30 GMT. Our Under-23s host their counterparts from West Ham in Premier League 2, with the fixture getting underway half an hour later at Leigh Sports Village.

We would like to wish a very happy birthday to Reds’ striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who turns 37. It's also a special day for Treble-winner Jesper Blomqvist, who was born on 5 February 1974.


Sunday marks the 64th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster. A service, organised by fans' group Munich58, will be held under the Munich Plaque at Old Trafford at 14:40 GMT to remember the 23 people who lost their lives in the crash on 6 February 1958.