What's happening this week at United?

Monday 11 October 2021 11:32

Manchester United return to action later this week, but there's still plenty of international football to be played before then, with Reds involved all across the world.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side take on Leicester City away at the weekend, and also coming up this week are fixtures for United Women and the Under-23s, Under-21s and Under-18s.

With all of that going on, here's everything you need to know about the next seven days at United...


There'll be continued reaction to France's victory in the UEFA Nations League final over Spain. Raphael Varane, who came off with an injury, joined Paul Pogba in starting the game for Les Bleus, while Anthony Martial was an unused substitute. Later in the day, we'll keep an eye on Ivory Coast's match with Malawi - where Eric Bailly could be involved at 17:00 BST - and a trip to Estonia for Wales, for whom Dylan Levitt could feature in midfield at 19:45 BST.

At 17:00 BST, a brand new episode of the UTD Podcast will be exclusively available for registered users of our Official App. Phil Jones speaks about mental health, his experience of playing at World Cups, the best moments of his United career and much more in a fascinating listen.

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It's a busy day across Europe as the continent's countries continue to play their World Cup qualifiers. Two trios of United players could be in action for England and Portugal, both teams kicking off at 19:45 BST against Hungary and Luxembourg respectively. Jadon Sancho provided two assists as the Three Lions beat Andorra 5-0 on Saturday and will hope for more minutes at Wembley. He could be joined by Jesse Lingard and Luke Shaw. Cristiano Ronaldo and Diogo Dalot combined for Portugal at the weekend in a 3-0 win against Qatar, with Bruno Fernandes coming off the bench.

Meanwhile, Scotland are flying high after a dramatic late victory against Israel on Saturday and they play the Faroe Islands. Scott McTominay was the scorer of their 94th-minute winner and is expected to play again. Sweden take on Greece with Victor Lindelof rejoining the squad as captain after the birth of his second child. Congratulations, Victor!

On the club front, the new issue of Inside United, our official monthly magazine, will be on sale with Alex Telles appearing on the cover.


United's Under-21s travel to the North East to take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the EFL Trophy. Neil Wood's team have won one and lost one in the group stages of the competition so far, falling to a 3-2 defeat against Lincoln City in August before managing a 3-0 victory against Bradford City three weeks ago. The game will be shown live on MUTV, kicking off at 19:00 BST.


Marc Skinner's United Women start their FA Women's League Cup campaign, away to Durham in the group stages, on the back of a gripping 2-2 draw in the WSL derby with Manchester City. Kick-off is at 19:00 BST and the match will be shown live on MUTV.

Speaking of derbies, Thursday is also the last full day on which Official Members can apply for tickets to the men's unmissable home clash with City on Saturday 6 November. Applications close at 08:00 BST this Friday morning so make sure you log into your ticketing account and apply before then. You can still join Official Membership now and apply for derby tickets if you’re super quick.

If you fancy enjoying the derby in style, a Matchday VIP Experience could be just the ticket, with food, drink and a gift included to make it an extra special derby day.


Fred could come up against Edinson Cavani as Brazil take on Uruguay in the early hours of Friday morning (01:30 BST kick-off). We'll have reaction to that in the morning but otherwise the focus will well and truly turn back to club football.

Ahead of Leicester v United on Saturday afternoon, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will talk to reporters in his pre-match press conference at around 13:30 BST. You'll be able to watch it in full on MUTV, our Official App and ManUtd.com.

The boss will welcome the international players back to training in midweek.


The main focus for Saturday is on the men's away match at Leicester City. With kick-off at 15:00 BST, we'll be bringing you all the build-up including official team news at 14:00 BST. All four of the leading sides in the Premier League play on the same day, and so what a win would do for United isn't yet clear. Second-placed Liverpool play in the lunchtime fixture away against Watford before City, in third, take on Burnley at 15:00 and leaders Chelsea play Brentford at 17:30 BST.

With United's clash not being shown live on TV in the UK, the best place to follow the match is here on ManUtd.com or in our Official App where we'll have live updates and in-game statistics in our Match Centre.

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Earlier in the day, the Under-18s play Wolves in the U18 Premier League Cup (11:30 BST), with the game live on MUTV for subscribers. The Under-23s are up against Blackburn Rovers in Premier League 2 (12:00 BST) and highlights will be available on the App, website and MUTV later in the day.


We'll have full reaction from the manager and key players to United's match against Leicester. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Everton play West Ham and Newcastle play Tottenham Hotspur. Attention may begin to turn to midweek when Solskjaer's team play Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League at Old Trafford.