What's happening at United this week?

Monday 27 March 2023 07:00

It's set to be another busy seven days for everyone at Manchester United this coming week, with action scheduled for our first team, women's side and Under-21s.

Erik ten Hag's side return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon away to Newcastle United, while United Women take on Brighton in the WSL on Saturday morning.

Our Under-21s will resume their Premier League 2 campaign with a night under the lights at Old Trafford on Friday, welcoming Arsenal's youngsters to the Theatre of Dreams.

Read on to find out how the next week is shaping up at United, from matches to anniversaries, and more...

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Erik's men face a month of action that will obviously be critical to how our campaign unfolds.


On Monday you will have the chance to vote for our Player of the Month for March. We will announce the shortlist, with cases for each of the nominees.

This day also marks two years since United Women's first-ever outing at Old Trafford back in 2021, as the Reds saw off West Ham 2-0 in the WSL, thanks to goals from both Lauren James and Christen Press.

Euro 2024 qualifiers continue, with the Netherlands and Sweden taking on Gibraltar and Azerbaijan, respectively. Wout Weghorst, Tyrell Malacia, Victor Lindelof and Anthony Elanga could all be involved for their nations across these matches.

Marcel Sabitzer's Austria are also set to take on Estonia, as he looks to build on his two-goal haul last time out for his country. All three games are set to get under way at 19:45 BST and we will bring you updates in our dedicated international blog on ManUtd.com in the United App.


Darren Fletcher's exclusive interview with club media, marking the 20-year anniversary of his United debut, drops in full on Tuesday. You can watch the exclusive chat across our official platforms.

There is a whole host of further international action to come too, as the last break before the conclusion of the 2022/23 campaign comes to an end.

We'll be keeping an eye on Scotland's Euro 2024 qualifier against Spain and Ivory Coast and Tunisia's African Cup of Nations qualifiers versus Comoros and Libya, respectively. Argentina and Uruguay also have friendlies in the pipeline, with plenty of Reds set to feature across the evening.

We'll also launch our Women's Player-of-the-Month poll, where you can have your say on which of the March nominees has been the standout performer for Marc Skinner's side.


Keep an eye out for your chance to vote for our Goal of the Month. There are some sublime strikes to choose from!

Former Red Juan Mata netted his first goal for the club on 29 March 2014, in our 4-1 win over Aston Villa. Juan really was a fans' favourite during his stay at Old Trafford.

Eriksen explains his rehabilitation mindset


In an upcoming UTD Podcast, Christian discusses his intention to return in a healthy way, without any setbacks.


We'll be announcing the winner of Player-of-the-Month award, while also looking ahead to our game against Newcastle United St. James' Park with an extensive preview.

Legendary United striker Dennis Viollet reached his club record haul of 32 league goals in a single season on 30 March 1960. To this date, no one has matched the forward.


Ten Hag is set to conduct his pre-match press conference at Carrington, ahead of our Premier League clash with the Magpies on Sunday afternoon. The first part of that briefing will be streamed live on MUTV, with the key highlights also available to watch and read about on ManUtd.com and in our app.

Our Women's Player of the Month will be announced via our usual platforms, while our Under-21s are in Premier League 2 action against Arsenal at Old Trafford in the evening.

The game is set to kick-off at 19:00 BST and will be shown live on MUTV. Our coverage will begin at 18:45 GMT, with updates also posted in our app. A match report will be published after the full-time whistle, with highlights to follow later on.


As the weekend springs into life, United Women take on Brighton in the WSL. The game will take place at Crawley Town's Broadfield Stadium and kick-off is scheduled for 11:30 BST on the south coast. You can watch the game live via Sky Sports in the UK and, as always, we will bring you updates across our channels throughout proceedings.

The second part of Erik's pre-match media briefing will also be available to watch and read, as we continue to build up to Sunday's Premier League clash with Newcastle.

Liam Whelan, nicknamed 'The Quiet Genius' would have turned 88 on 1 April 2023. As one of the players who tragically lost their lives in the Munich Air Disaster in 1958, we will pay tribute to Liam on this day.


It's matchday for the Reds, as we travel to St. James' Park to take on Newcastle United in the Premier League (16:30 BST). 

Our Match Day Live show is set to get under way at 15:25 BST, where we will provide expert insight before kick-off, and exclusive reaction after the full-time whistle. There will also be radio commentary available throughout the 90 minutes.

The game is being broadcasted on Sky Sports in the UK, but we will also provide live updates, stats and more exclusive content in our Match Centre on ManUtd.com and in the United App.

Short highlights from the encounter will be available two hours after the match has concluded, with extended versions dropping at midnight.