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Summer 2019: The key dates for United fans

Tuesday 14 May 2019 17:00

Although Manchester United’s teams at all levels are now taking a break, there is still plenty going on at the club throughout the summer.

Here’s a guide to the key dates on our club calendar as things stand*...



16: The transfer window will officially open at 00:01 BST. As always, will be the first website to announce any confirmed player signings. All of our first-team ins and outs from the last eight windows are listed at

25: The League Two play-off final at Wembley could feature a young United defender - Regan Poole is hoping to help his loan club Newport County gain promotion to League One by beating Tranmere Rovers, the favourite club of famous Premier League referee Mike Dean.

26: United’s 1999 Treble-winning squad will be back at Old Trafford to face Bayern Munich Legends, 20 years to the day since we emerged victorious against the German giants in the Champions League final. Kick-off will be at 15:00 BST and tickets are still on sale. The anniversary match will raise funds for Manchester United Foundation's vital community projects in the local area.

27: Another play-off final in which a United loanee could play - Axel Tuanzebe and Aston Villa will face Derby County or Leeds United after overcoming West Bromwich Albion in the semi-finals. The ultimate prize at stake is promotion to the Premier League, meaning a return to the Reds' fixture list for one of the clubs involved.

David Beckham and Dwight Yorke will be among the legends playing in our Treble Reunion match on Sunday 26 May.


6: It’s the first anniversary of Diogo Dalot’s arrival at the club from FC Porto. Meanwhile, in his native Portugal, a number of United players could be involved when the Netherlands and England meet in the second UEFA Nations League semi-final at 19:45 BST.

7: The Women’s World Cup kicks off in France. United Women captain Alex Greenwood is taking part for England, with Kirsty Smith and Lizzie Arnot also involved for Scotland.

8: This day marks a year since Casey Stoney was appointed Manchester United Women head coach – and what a first 12 months it has been!

9: The Reds could have representatives in the UEFA Nations League final at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao stadium at 19:45 BST, or the third place play-off, which kicks off earlier in the day at 14:00 BST.

13: The Premier League fixtures for the 2019/20 season will be announced on and our official app at 09:00 BST. Last season we started at home to Leicester City... what will the computer decide this year?

14: Our South American players could be involved for their respective countries in this year's Copa America, which gets under way in Brazil. 


The players are set to return to the Aon Training Complex as the pre-season work begins. As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said in his final pre-match press conference on 10 May, "We expect the players to be ready to go on 1 July when we start. They've all got their programmes to do over the summer."

13: It's our first match of the pre-season tour, against Perth Glory in Australia. Kick-off at the Optus Stadium will be at 12:00 BST (19:00 local time). You can buy tickets here.

17: The Reds continue our stay in Australia with a friendly against historic rivals Leeds United. Kick-off at the Optus Stadium will be at 12:00 BST (19:00 local time). You can buy tickets here.

20: Solskjaer’s side kick off the International Champions Cup campaign against Italian giants Inter Milan in Singapore. Kick-off at the National Stadium will be at 12:30 BST (19:30 local time). You can buy tickets here.

25: Our second match of the International Champions Cup is against Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai (kick-off 12:30 BST, 19:30 local time). You can buy tickets here.

United will take on Tottenham in the International Champions Cup in July.


3: The Reds will take on AC Milan in Cardiff, in the final match of the International Champions Cup. Kick-off at the Principality Stadium is scheduled for 17:30 BST. You can buy tickets here.

8: The transfer window in the Premier League will close at 17:00 BST but while top-flight clubs in England can no longer complete signings after this point, players can still depart overseas until the registration period ends in other countries. In some cases, such as Spain, this is as late as 2 September.

10: Summer's officially over as the 2019/20 Premier League season gets under way.

Premier League football will return to Old Trafford in August.


14 MAY: Kieran McKenna (33)
15 MAY: Patrice Evra (38)
17 MAY: Matej Kovar (19)
18 MAY: Nobby Stiles (77)
19 MAY: Diego Forlan (40)
21 MAY: Quinton Fortune (42)
24 MAY: Leah Galton (25)
26 MAY: Ricky Sbragia (63)
27 MAY: Lee Sharpe (48)
30 MAY: Millen Baars (19)
1 JUNE: Javier Hernandez (31)
Lou Macari (70)
10 JUNE: Ronny Johnsen (50)
17 JUNE: Graeme Hogg (55)
18 JUNE: Regan Poole (21)
19 JUNE: Kleberson (40), Jimmy Greenhoff (73)
21 JUNE: Stuart Pearson (70)
24 JUNE: David May (49)
26 JUNE: Fran Bentley (18), Gordon McQueen (67)
28 JUNE: Joel Pereira (23), Fabien Barthez (48), John Aston Jr (72)
30 JUNE: Gary Pallister (54)
Luke Shaw is one of many United players past and present who celebrate birthdays over the summer.

1 JULY: Ruud van Nistelrooy (43)
4 JULY: Amy Turner (28)
7 JULY: Millie Turner (23)
9 JULY: Fabio da Silva (29), Rafael da Silva (29), Ashley Young (34)
12 JULY: Luke Shaw (24)
14 JULY: Arthur Albiston (62)
17 JULY: Victor Lindelof (25)
24 JULY: Tony Dunne (78)
25 JULY: Aimee Palmer (19)
28 JULY: Lee O’Connor (19), Michael Carrick (38)
1 AUGUST: Nemanja Matic (31)
2 AUGUST: Sammy McIlroy (65)
4 AUGUST: Mollie Green (22)
5 AUGUST: Ethan Laird (18)
8 AUGUST: Louis Saha (41)
10 AUGUST: Roy Keane (48)

*All information should be correct as at 14 May.

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