What's happening at United this week?

Monday 21 November 2022 09:40

It’s the first week of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar!

Fourteen Reds in total are representing their nations at this year’s tournament, and there's a number of fixtures to keep an eye out for across the next seven days.

In addition to the World Cup fever, you'll be able to follow our Under-21s in the Papa Johns Trophy, with Mark Dempsey’s side being the only one of our teams with a match this week.

This, and a whole host of United content awaits you, and you can find out all about it below…

United at the World Cup: Group-stage guide


Which Reds have been picked by their countries and when can you see them in action?


Updates from every single World Cup match featuring our players will be available to view on ManUtd.com and in the United App, including team news, images and more.

Don’t miss out on the great Black Friday offers here at United. With up to 40 per cent off selected lines at United Direct, 25 per cent off memberships, 25 per cent off stadium tours and up to 20 per cent off Matchday Hospitality for both men's and women's fixtures**, there’s something for everyone this Black Friday. Plus, keep your eye out for our special daily deals, especially on Friday 25 November!

**Excludes No.7 suite and Barcelona game for men’s fixtures and ticket+ option for women’s fixtures.


England begin their 2022 World Cup campaign at 13:00 GMT, by taking on Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium – live on BBC One*. Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford are all representing the Three Lions.

Tyrell Malacia could make his World Cup debut for the Netherlands, whose clash with Senegal (16:00 GMT) is being shown live on ITV 1*.

Check out our exclusive interview with Christian Eriksen across our official channels, ahead of the Dane’s first 2022 World Cup match, against Tunisia, on Tuesday.

*Please note that BBC and ITV 1 coverage is only available in the UK.


Mark Dempsey’s Under-21s travel to Wolves in the Papa Johns Trophy. Kick-off at Molineux is 19:00 GMT and you can follow updates and images in the United App, with highlights also to follow.

Our November Player of the Month, Alejandro Garnacho, sat down with club media to talk about his rise into the United first team and more. You will be able to watch his interview and read all about it from Tuesday across our official channels.

Tune into United’s original feature The Debate to listen to former players and journalists discuss all things happening at Manchester United and in Qatar.

Lisandro Martinez’s Argentina get their 2022 World Cup campaign under way at 10:00 GMT, facing Saudi Arabia, live on ITV 1.

Denmark take on Tunisia at 13:00 GMT, also on ITV 1, in a match which could see Eriksen line up opposite fellow Red Hannibal.

The late kick-off on Tuesday is France v Australia, in which Raphael Varane – who is recovering from injury – may feature. This one starts at 19:00 GMT, live on BBC One.

Is Varane winning his fitness battle?


Raphael was seen working intently during France’s first session in Qatar, as they prepare for their World Cup opener.


Our exclusive World Cup interview with Casemiro will be available for your enjoyment on ManUtd.com and in our App, ahead of Brazil’s first match of the 2022 World Cup on Thursday.

On this day in 2004, Sir Alex Ferguson managed his 1000th game for United – a 2-1 win over French side Lyon in the Champions League.


Hear Facundo Pellistri’s thoughts in an exclusive club interview, before Uruguay face South Korea in World Cup Group H. Uruguay’s match begins at 13:00 GMT on BBC One.

Also on this day, Portugal – featuring Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Dalot and Cristiano Ronaldo – take on Ghana (16:00 GMT), live on ITV 1.

Brazil – whose squad includes Alex Telles, Casemiro, Fred and Antony – play against Serbia (19:00 GMT), live on BBC One.

On this day in 2016, Wayne Rooney became our record European goalscorer, scoring in a 4-0 win over Feyenoord.

Which Red will shine brightest at the World Cup?


Our writers make their picks on the eve of the big kick-off in Qatar.


Luke Shaw’s World Cup interview will be available ahead of England’s second group match, against the USA. Kick-off is at 19:00 GMT, with Gareth Southgate and co being televised on ITV 1.

Before this, ITV 1 will broadcast the Group A fixture between the Netherlands and Ecuador (kick-off 16:00).

On this day in 2005 and 2013, respectively, two United greats, George Best and Bill Foulkes, sadly passed away. Our thoughts are with both their families.


There are three fixtures featuring Reds, with Tunisia facing Australia (10:00 GMT, BBC One), France locking horns with Denmark (16:00 GMT, ITV 1), and Argentina playing against Mexico (19:00 GMT, ITV1).

World Cup Group fixtures: Our top picks


Our writers give their opinions on which group-stage fixtures they're looking forward to at Qatar 2022.


Keep your eyes peeled for another exclusive interview, this time with Fred, as the Brazilian talks to club media about his World Cup memories, this year’s tournament and more.

You will also be able to view our chat with former Red and Uruguay legend Diego Forlan, across our official channels.

On this day in 2010, Dimitar Berbatov scored five goals in one game, as the Reds demolished Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford.