What's happening at United this week?
Manchester United’s domestic campaign continues with another two crunch fixtures this week.
The Emirates FA Cup fifth-round tie against Derby County and the small matter of a Manchester derby lie in wait, while our Under-23s and Under-18s are also in action.
Here’s what you can look forward to over the next seven days…
We’re providing further reaction and showing more video clips from Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Everton – if you haven’t already done so, download our Official App now and test your knowledge of the game with our exclusive Match Quiz.
In the evening, Neil Wood’s Under-23s play in Premier League 2 for the first time in over a month, travelling to the Bet365 Stadium to take on Stoke City. The young Reds currently sit in second place, three points behind leaders West Ham United, but with a game in hand, and you can see if we can bridge the gap live on MUTV, with kick-off scheduled for 19:00 GMT.
The latest edition of UTD Podcast, starring centre-back Axel Tuanzebe, will be available on Deezer and other podcast platforms from Tuesday morning.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hold his press conference ahead of Thursday’s FA Cup tie against Derby County. As usual, we’ll be at the Aon Training Complex to keep you posted on everything the boss has to say on ManUtd.com and in the Official App.
The draw for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup will take place on Wednesday evening, live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, after the culmination of the Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City tie at Hillsborough. Derby and United will both be in the hat, and we’ll update you on who we’ll face in the last eight, should we progress on Thursday.
We’ll be reunited with our all-time leading goalscorer, Wayne Rooney, when we make the trip to Pride Park to take on Championship side Derby County in the FA Cup. It’s the sixth time the sides have been drawn against each other in domestic cup competitions since 2009, with United winning four of the last five ties, including a 3-1 fourth-round success at Old Trafford in January 2016, the season in which we last won the trophy. MUTV will have live and exclusive build-up from 18:40 GMT.
Harry Maguire and Fred both turn 27 on Thursday and hopefully they'll have a win to celebrate as well as their birthdays!
With Thursday’s cup tie out of the way, attention will now start to turn to Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford. The Reds have prevailed in two of the three meetings with City so far this season, but we’re due a home victory over Pep Guardiola’s side: our last derby win at Old Trafford in the Premier League came in April 2015. Before the weekend begins, we’ll provide you with the latest on the Reds’ squad ahead of the crunch clash at the Theatre of Dreams, based on Solskjaer’s press conference comments and exclusive MUTV interview.
After last week’s FA Youth Cup victory over Wigan Athletic, our Under-18s are back in action with a journey up to the north-east to take on Sunderland. The match will be shown live on MUTV from 11:00 GMT, and Neil Wood’s side will be looking to get back to winning ways after a narrow home defeat to Derby County last time out.
Elsewhere, we’ll be wishing United Women goalkeeper Mary Earps a happy 27th birthday. The England international has kept seven clean sheets in 19 appearances for the Reds since signing for us last summer. Have a good one, Mary!
It’s the 182nd Manchester derby, as Pep Guardiola brings his City side to Old Trafford. While retaining the title looks to be well beyond our crosstown rivals this season, they’ve found form again since the winter break, most recently winning the Carabao Cup again. This Sunday, they'll be trying to make it four triumphs from their last four Old Trafford visits, but on the flip side, the Reds could complete a Premier League double over them for the first time since 2009/10.
More importantly, a third victory in four league games would give United a massive boost in our chase for the Champions League places. Matchday coverage of the derby starts from 15:25 GMT on MUTV, and you can follow all the action and reaction on ManUtd.com and our Official App.
Reading this in our app? If not, you might miss some exclusive features not found on ManUtd.com. Download the Official App here.