What’s happening at United this week?

Monday 22 August 2022 10:25

Manchester United’s meeting with Liverpool kickstarts a busy seven days at Old Trafford, with plenty for fans to keep an eye out for.

Erik ten Hag’s Reds face our old Merseyside rivals on Monday, where we'll look to get off the mark for the new Premier League season.

The 20:00 BST kick-off is one of five fixtures to come between now and Sunday across our men’s, women’s and Academy sides. 

Our European campaign will also start to take shape when the Europa League draw is staged, while there are several special anniversaries to celebrate and more. 

Here’s a rundown of everything happening this week...

How to watch and follow United v Liverpool


A meeting with our arch-rivals awaits the Reds at Old Trafford on Monday evening.


We’ll be building up to our third Premier League game of the season on ManUtd.com and in the United App right up to kick-off, as the Reds take on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Old Trafford. 

You can watch pre-match build-up and post-match reaction – and hear live radio commentary of the game – in the App. Our Matchday Live show begins at 18:55 BST. 

It’s also 24 years to the day since Dwight Yorke made his bow for the club in a goalless draw away to West Ham, which was the second game of our special 1998/99 season. Yorke would contribute heavily towards the greatest season in the club's history.

On Tuesday, we’ll continue to bring you the reaction to Monday night's game at the Theatre of Dreams, before attentions begin to turn to the Reds’ next outing, away to Southampton at the weekend. 

Later in the day, the Carabao Cup second round kicks off, and while United don’t enter the competition until the next stage (to be played in November), Reds loanee Dean Henderson could be in action, when his loan club Nottingham Forest travel to Grimsby Town (19:45 BST).

23 August is also the anniversary of Michael Carrick’s Reds debut, in which he made the first of his 464 appearances for the club in a 3-0 win at Charlton, back in 2006.
Charlton Athletic 0 United 3 Video

Charlton Athletic 0 United 3

23 August 2006: A debut for Michael Carrick and a first goal in nearly three years for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


The men’s team’s preparations for Saturday’s early kick-off at Southampton will continue to step up at Carrington. Be sure to keep an eye out across our channels in the week for all the latest news and insight from the training ground.


Thursday marks another debut anniversary, with it being 26 years since a certain Ole Gunnar Solskjaer first graced the Old Trafford turf. The Norwegian found the net in a 2-2 draw at home to Blackburn Rovers in 1996 and never looked back, scoring 126 Reds goals in total over a trophy-ladened 11 years at the club as a player. Ole would, of course, return to manage the first team between 2018 and 2021.

On Thursday evening, the final Europa League play-off games will take place, meaning the full group-stage line-up will be confirmed ahead of Friday’s draw in Istanbul, Turkey.

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A busy day features the Europa League draw, as Ten Hag’s Reds find out our opponents for this year’s group stage (12:00 BST).

The boss will also meet with the media at Carrington to conduct his usual pre-match press conference, previewing Saturday’s trip to St Mary’s Stadium. You can watch the media briefing, as always, on ManUtd.com, MUTV and in the App.

There’s live football on the above platforms in the evening too, with our Under-21s continuing their Premier League 2 campaign against Fulham at Leigh Sports Village (19:00 BST). 


It’s the turn of our Under-18s on Saturday morning, who can make it back-to-back wins to start our U18 Premier League season when we travel away to Liverpool (11:00 BST). 

That game precedes the men’s return to action away to Southampton in the Premier League’s early kick-off at 12:30 BST. You will be able to follow live coverage across ManUtd.com, MUTV and your United App.

Saturday is also the anniversary of another debut landmark: Rio Ferdinand pulled on the Reds shirt for the first time on 27 August 2002, in a 5-0 home win over Hungarian side Zalaegerszeg. 
U18s highlights: United v Forest Video

U18s highlights: United v Forest

See what happened when last season's Youth Cup finalists met in the opening U18 fixture of 2022/23...


You will be able to find all of the post-match reaction from the south coast across our platforms on Sunday. 

United Women are set to continue preparations for September’s start to the new WSL season with a final pre-season friendly, against Everton, behind closed doors at Carrington (12:00 BST). 

It will also be 11 years to the day since one of the most famous Old Trafford wins: an 8-2 routing of Arsenal in the Premier League.