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Although Manchester United’s teams at all levels are enjoying a well-earned break, there is still plenty going on throughout the summer.

A host of players are gearing up for the greatest show in football, as the World Cup begins in earnest on 14 June in Russia.

But there are also other events going on over the next couple of months and here’s our handy guide to keep you up to speed…

KEY DATES

7 JUNE: England (Jones, Young, Lingard, Rashford) v Costa Rica.

9 JUNE: Serbia (Matic) v Bolivia, Sweden (Lindelof) v Peru, France (Pogba, Martial) v USA (Olosunde), Tunisia v Spain (De Gea).

10 JUNE: Old Trafford will play host to the Soccer Aid for Unicef match, which kicks off at 20:00 BST. Eric Cantona will return for the game, with Usain Bolt and Robbie Williams also among those involved.

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Eric Cantona will make a celebrated return on Sunday 10 June, to take part in Soccer Aid for Unicef.

11 JUNE: Belgium (Fellaini, Lukaku) v Costa Rica.

14 JUNE: The Premier League fixtures for the 2018/19 season will be revealed at 09:00 BST and the 2018 World Cup begins, with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the tournament at 16:00 BST. The July edition of Inside United magazine also goes on sale.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho during a training session at the Aon Training Complex.
Jose Mourinho and his team will learn the Premier League calendar for 2018/19 on 14 June.

15 JULY: The World Cup final will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow (kick-off 16:00 BST).

17 JULY: The club’s new home kit and training kit for the 2018/19 season will be revealed.

19 JULY: United play the first match of Tour 2018, presented by Aon, against Club America in the United States.

31 JULY: The Reds are in action for the final time in the United States, against Real Madrid.

9 AUGUST: The transfer window will close, just before the first game of the Premier League season, with the opening weekend over 10 to 12 August.

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LIVE FOOTBALL ON MUTV

Your club channel has live and exclusive rights to show Belgium's friendlies ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

After already screening Rode Duivils’ goalless draw with Portugal and 3-0 win over Egypt, Roberto Martinez’s side will face Costa Rica on Monday 11 June, ahead of the big kick-off in Russia on 14 June.

The match will be available to all subscribers in the UK and Ireland via MUTV.com, Sky channel 418 and Virgin Media channel 526. Coverage will start at 19:30 BST, with kick-off at 19:45 BST, and highlights will also be available on-demand.

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MUTV subscribers in the UK and Ireland can enjoy exclusive coverage of Belgium's friendly with Costa Rica tonight.

BIRTHDAYS TO CELEBRATE

7 JUNE: Lou Macari (69)
10 JUNE: Ronny Johnsen (49)
11 JUNE: Ray Wood (88)
17 JUNE: Graeme Hogg (54)
18 JUNE: Regan Poole (20)
19 JUNE: Kleberson (39), Jimmy Greenhoff (72)
21 JUNE: Stuart Pearson (69)
24 JUNE: David May (48)
26 JUNE: Gordon McQueen (66)
28 JUNE: Joel Pereira (22), Fabien Barthez (47), John Aston Jr (71)
29 JUNE: Tom Sang (19)
30 JUNE:
Gary Pallister (53)

Joel Pereira.
Joel Pereira is among the United players past and present who will celebrate their birthday in June.
1 JULY: Ruud van Nistelrooy (42)
9 JULY: Ashley Young (33)
9 JULY: Fabio da Silva (28)
12 JULY: Luke Shaw (23)
14 JULY: Arthur Albiston (61)
17 JULY: Victor Lindelof (24)
24 JULY: Tony Dunne (77)
28 JULY: Michael Carrick (37)
1 AUGUST: Nemanja Matic (30)
4 AUGUST: Antonio Valencia (33)

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