This Week at United: 7 to 13 November 2022
Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United side will play for the final time before the winter World Cup on Sunday.
That’s not the only game for Ten Hag’s team this week, while our Under-21s and Under-18s will also be in action, as will a number of our women’s players for their international sides.
So, here are all the key dates to come over the next week…
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We’re also wishing a happy birthday to goalkeeper David De Gea and former Reds defender Rio Ferdinand, plus our Brazilian Reds will find out if they’ve made their nation’s final squad for the World Cup.
Tuesday marks 36 years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s first game in charge of Manchester United; a 2-0 loss to Oxford United. It was, of course, far from a sign of things to come, and a legendary period at Old Trafford’s helm was to famously follow.
We’ll be continuing to look ahead to the start of this season’s Carabao Cup campaign, which kicks off at home to Aston Villa in round three on Thursday evening.
Didier Deschamps’s final France squad to defend their World Cup title will also become known and it could have some United involvement.
The Reds will aim to respond to a disappointing defeat to Villa at the weekend in the Premier League when we face Unai Emery’s side in the Carabao Cup. Kick-off is at 20:00 GMT at Old Trafford, and you can watch our pre-match show from 18:55 GMT in the United App, on MUTV and ManUtd.com. Live radio commentary will also be available once the game gets under way, followed by post-match reaction.
The draw will take place afterwards, hopefully with United in it.
Also on Thursday, Gareth Southgate will release his 26-man England squad for the World Cup in Qatar, and we’ll find out how many Reds have made the list.
United will continue to join the nation in paying our respects to those who lost their lives in the First World War and subsequent conflicts, on Remembrance Day. Old Trafford is also set to pay its respects ahead of Thursday's game against Aston Villa, as our final home match before the date.
The boss will speak to the media to preview United’s final game before the World Cup, against Fulham, on Thursday evening and you will be able to see everything the manager says via our official channels.
Later in the day, our Under-21s are in Premier League International Cup action against Monaco at Old Trafford, and you can purchase tickets for that encounter here. On the international stage, our Lionesses will be part of the England group to take on Japan (19:00 GMT), while United Women’s Maria Thorisdottir and Vilde Boe Risa of Norway could be in action against France.
The Papa Johns Trophy draw is also scheduled to take place in the evening, with Travis Binnion's youngsters qualifying as group winners.
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On Saturday, you can watch live football on our channels with an Academy derby to come at 11:30 GMT. Our Under-18s take on City at the Academy Stadium in the U18 Premier League. More of our United Women’s stars could be in international action too, with Scotland – of Martha Thomas and Kirsty Hanson facing Panama, while our Wales quartet take on Finland (19:30 GMT).
Ten Hag’s United head down to the capital to take on Fulham in the Premier League’s final game before the World Cup break (16:30 GMT). Before the match begins, both teams will pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday, with a period of silence on the referee’s whistle.