What's happening at United this week?
It's not difficult to be excited as a Manchester United fan right now, and another week arrives with plenty to look forward to once again, particularly in midweek.
After the recent international break, things are beginning to hot up immediately as the UEFA Champions League group stage begins on Tuesday night, giving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side a first midweek fixture for the campaign.
There'll be another team in action in Switzerland, too, plus loads more coming up over the next seven days, the details of which you can check out below...
Focus will fully switch to the start of our Champions League campaign as the Reds travel to Switzerland. There'll be a training session in Bern on Monday evening and Solskjaer will address questions from reporters in his pre-match press conference, which you can follow from 17:20 BST on ManUtd.com and in our Official App. We'll be the first to tell you who is in the squad and what the early team news is.
Solskjaer’s men make a much-anticipated return to the Champions League with a visit to Switzerland. Young Boys, who play in the capital Bern, are the opposition and many of our players will have fond memories of our last trip to Wankdorf Stadium. We ran out 3-0 winners there in September 2018, with Paul Pogba scoring twice and Anthony Martial once. Ronaldo will be keen to feature in a competition he has made his own in recent years: the Portuguese holds the all-time scoring record with a sensational 134 goals. Fans in the UK can watch the game live on BT Sport at 17:45 BST to see if he adds to that tally.
Earlier in the day (13:00 BST), the Under-19s will be in action in the UEFA Youth League, also against Young Boys.
Later in the evening, Barcelona take on Bayern Munich in a heavyweight European clash. How we'd love to face one or both of them in future rounds.
The middle of the week marks the sixth anniversary of our 2-1 away defeat to PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League, the game in which Luke Shaw suffered a horrendous leg break. Wednesday may prove a nice chance for reflection on Shaw's achievements and progression since, with the Englishman nearing 200 appearances for the club.
Elsewhere in football, Liverpool play AC Milan and Inter are up against Real Madrid in two huge Champions League clashes. In England's Championship, a few United loanees - Tahith Chong, James Garner and Ethan Laird - may feature on a busy night of fixtures.
Our next Premier League opponents West Ham United will be in action at 17:45 BST, 48 hours later than our midweek fixture, as they face Dinamo Zagreb away in the UEFA Europa League. One to keep an eye on as Ole's preparations for Sunday's trip to the London Stadium continue.
Solskjaer's pre-match press conference will take place at lunch-time and you can watch our live stream from 13:30 BST on ManUtd.com and in our Official App (time subject to change).
United's Under-18s travel to Birmingham City for an opening tie in the U18 Premier League Cup (kick-off 12:00 BST). You can watch the game live on MUTV with coverage starting at 11:45 BST.
Also in action are the Under-23s. Neil Wood’s young Reds are in Leigh once again to welcome Brighton and Hove Albion’s Under-23s in another Saturday midday kick-off (12:00 BST). The Seagulls have started the campaign strongly and sit second in Premier League 2 at the time of writing, with two wins and draw from their opening three fixtures.
It's matchday for our men's first team as United take on West Ham. The Hammers have raced out of the blocks after last season’s excellent sixth-placed finish under David Moyes, but the Reds can take spirit from December 2020’s comeback victory in Stratford, when goals from Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford secured our first three points in East London for almost four years. Let’s hope for more of the same in a game which is slated for a Sky Sports broadcast, with kick-off at 14:00 BST.