What's happening at United this week?

Monday 20 September 2021 09:07

The season is beginning to hot up as the schedule grows more and more intense for Manchester United. There are six games for teams at the club this week, including two Cup fixtures.

Read on for all the details you need to know...

MONDAY

Reaction to the weekend's victory in London against West Ham United will continue after the heroics of Jesse Lingard and David De Gea helped United to another three points in the league. The Reds are third in the table, behind Chelsea and Liverpool only on goal difference.

Monday marks 10 years since Paul Pogba made his United debut in a 3-0 League Cup victory away at Leeds United. The Frenchman has since made 212 appearances for the club, scoring 38 goals. It's not the only famous anniversary of the date. On this day in 2009, the most dramatic Manchester derby took place as Michael Owen made it 4-3 to the Reds in the final moments of a frenetic game.

Classic Match: United 4 Man City 3 Video

Classic Match: United 4 Man City 3

Michael Owen scored a famous winner against City in 2009, much to Blues' boss Mark Hughes's dismay...

TUESDAY

Focus fully turns to our Carabao Cup opponents... West Ham. It's another clash against the side from east end of the capital. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - who will be hoping for the same result but possibly without quite so much drama - is likely to speak to us ahead of Wednesday night's fixture.

United's Under-21s take on Bradford City in the Papa John's Trophy in a 19:00 BST kick-off at Valley Parade, which is now known as the Utilita Energy Stadium. Live coverage of the match begins on MUTV a quarter-of-an-hour before kick-off.

WEDNESDAY

It's West Ham again, this time at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup third round. The Reds have failed to progress beyond this stage of the competition just twice since 2007 and we are one of a few sides who will fancy our chances of ending Manchester City’s recent stranglehold on the trophy.

It is expected that Solskjaer will rotate his side for this one, and he has already confirmed Jesse Lingard will start. It kicks off at 19:45 BST. A limited number of tickets are still available for the game and you can purchase them here.

 
Highlights: West Ham 1 United 2 Video

Highlights: West Ham 1 United 2

Relive all the drama from the London Stadium, including Lingard's stunner and De Gea's heroics...

THURSDAY

We'll react to the previous night's result and, hopefully, to the Carabao Cup fourth-round draw, which will have been made soon after the game. Micah Richards and Harry Redknapp will be conducting the draw from Potton Bowls Club after Arsenal fan Gary Gunn won a competition to decide the setting.

FRIDAY

The Under-23s are live on MUTV as we travel to Merseyside to take on Everton at 19:00 BST. The Toffees finished fifth in last season's Premier League 2 table, three places and two points clear of United.

Earlier in the day, you'll be able to hear from Ole, with the boss speaking to the media ahead of Saturday's Premier League fixture. The media briefing will be on MUTV at around 13:30 BST, but this has still to be confirmed.

SATURDAY

It's back to Old Trafford for the second of four consecutive home games. Aston Villa are coming to town on the back of a comfortable win against Everton marked by a collection of thumping strikes. Dean Smith's side triumphed 3-0 last Saturday, with goals coming from Matty Cash and Leon Bailey, sandwiched in between was an own goal from Lucas Digne. The game kicks off at 12:30 BST and will not be shown live on TV in the United Kingdom. Instead, fans can best follow the match on ManUtd.com and our Official App with exclusive in-game statistics, radio commentary and video and photos from Old Trafford.

The Under-18s are also playing and kick off against Stoke City at 11:30 BST. Highlights of the game at Carrington will be shown later on in the day on our website and Official App.

United Women are back in action, looking to continue where they left off against Leicester (a 3-1 victory).

SUNDAY

After a week out of action, Marc Skinner's United Women side face off against league leaders Chelsea at Leigh Sports Village. It's a mouthwatering clash against Emma Hayes's Blues, who have claimed five of the last six domestic trophies, including two WSL titles and who made it to the Champions League final in May.

They were held by the Reds in this fixture last season though and can we go one better against the only side we are yet to record victory against? The game will be broadcast live on BBC Two in the UK, while tickets are on sale here.

 

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