What’s happening at United this week?

Monday 26 September 2022 15:07

The week ahead will be another busy one at Manchester United, as Erik ten Hag's Reds gear up for Sunday’s Manchester derby.

The international break is set to conclude on Tuesday evening and our national-team players will then return to the training pitches at Carrington, to prepare for our trip to the Etihad Stadium.

And that’s not all this week: United Women, our Under-21s and Under-18s also have matches to play on Saturday, along with a host of key dates and anniversaries which will be celebrated.

Read our day-to-day breakdown of what you can expect...


The highlights of United Women's WSL match against West United are made available - watch the video now for essential action from the match.

In the evening, keep an eye on our App and website to for coverage of England against Germany at Wembley. Club captain Harry Maguire and fellow defender Luke Shaw could feature for Gareth Southgate's side.

Monday is also the anniversary of Matt Busby's Reds earning a famous 10-0 win over Anderlecht in the 1956/57 European Cup. It was our first home match in the competition and it remains our record highest score.


Fans can register their opinion in our latest Goal-of-the-Month poll for September. 

Also available on our official platforms will be the latest episode of The Debate. Find out what former players and journalists have to say about this week’s key talking points, as they look ahead to our clash with Manchester City.

Tuesday concludes our coverage of the international break, with four matches involving our players: Canada v Uruguay (17:00 BST), Brazil v Tunisia (19:30 BST), Portugal v Spain (19:45 BST) and Sweden v Slovenia (19:45 BST).


We'll have reaction to Tuesday's international fixtures, as many of our players travel back to Manchester.

Wednesday is also the 18-year anniversary of an 18-year-old Wayne Rooney scoring a hat-trick on his United debut. To mark the occasion, we'll show the 2004 Champions League win over Fenerbahce in full. 


Thursday marks the date that Cristiano Ronaldo broke the Champions League all-time appearance record when he played against Villareal in the competition last season. The Portuguese icon earned United the win with a last-minute strike.

In the same fixture, left-back Alex Telles scored his first Reds goal, hammering home a sublime volley in the eventual 2-1 win, which was also awarded our Goal of the Month award.


Ten Hag will conduct his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium. The exact time of the media briefing is still to be confirmed, but you can watch it live via the United App, ManUtd.com or MUTV. It will also be available on demand. 


There are three fixtures to look out for in close proximity: our Under-18s v Blackburn Rovers at 11:00 BST, followed by the Under-21s against the same club at 12:00 BST and then United Women versus Aston Villa from 12:30 BST.

MUTV will show the U18s' fixture live and in full. At full-time, the channel will then switch to the first half of our women's game in Birmingham. Unfortunately, the U21s match cannot be broadcast because it clashes with senior Premier League fixtures. However, as normal, we will provide live updates via the app.

Saturday would also have been the birthday of the late Duncan Edwards and our thoughts will be with the family. 

At 22:30 BST, you can watch part two of Ten Hag's pre-match press conference.

Coming soon: A new Duncan Edwards biography


United author Wayne Barton speaks passionately about his upcoming book that is authorised by the Busby Babe's family.


One of the season's biggest fixtures will be upon us when United make the short trip to the Etihad Stadium to face City. Preview it by watching our exclusive Q&A with Ten Hag in the morning.

MUTV's live broadcast begins at 12:55 BST and, in addition, pre-match images, team news and more will be available across our official platforms.

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK, and you can also follow updates via our Official App and website.

Following the full-time whistle, head to our official platforms for exclusive post-match reaction and two minutes of highlights. The extended highlights and full match will be available to watch from 00:01 BST on Monday.

On Sunday, two of our United Women players will also celebrate their birthdays, as Adriana Leon and Lucy Staniforth both turn 30. Many happy returns!