The matches for Manchester United across four divisions this week

Marcus Rashford, Manchester United (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford, Manchester United (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) /

Manchester United, led by Erik ten Hag, have been on a high after winning the last 13 games at home. The Red Devils recently made it to the finals of the Carabao Cup while also securing a sensational 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace.

Standing fourth in the English Premier League table and breathing on the necks of those ahead of them, the Red Devils will look to have some more wins under their belts.

Meanwhile, the United women’s team are also flying high as they are currently second in the Women’s Super League with no losses in their last five games.

As for the academy sides, the Under 21s were recently up against Blackburn Under 21, where they won 2-1.

The Under 18s have been having it easier than their academy seniors, as they are third in the table with three games in hand on league leaders Manchester City Under 18.

Let’s take a look at what is in store for all four divisions of Manchester United this week.

#1. Manchester United will play Leeds United twice this week

Following their exploits against Crystal Palace, United will play Leeds twice this week, on February 9 and 12, respectively. Both matches will be a part of the Premier League.

Erik ten Hag’s side will be without the services of Casemiro, Antony and Anthony Martial for the two crucial fixtures against their arch-rivals. The Red Devils sit in third place, eight points behind league leaders Arsenal and three points behind second-placed Manchester City.

It remains to be seen how Ten Hag will set up his team to get the best out of the restricted options he has in midfield. While Casemiro is out suspended after receiving a direct red against Palace, midfielders Donny van de Beek, Christian Eriksen and Scott McTominay are also out.

On a positive note, Diogo Dalot returned to training and looks fit to be starting in both games.

#2. Manchester United Women go up against Tottenham Women

After losing out on the pole position to Chelsea Women, Manchester United’s lionesses will go up against Tottenham on Sunday, February 12. The two sides are going through opposite phases in their season, with United undefeated in their last five matches. Meanwhile, Tottenham has lost all of their last five games.

The women’s squad sit two points behind Chelsea with 29 points from 12 games. They recently drew 0-0 against Everton Women, with Alessia Russo and co. failing to make the most of a fairly dominant performance.

Mark Skinner and his women will look to set the record straight as they go up against a misfiring Tottenham.

#3. Manchester United Under 21s will play Everton

The Manchester United Under 21 side will face Everton Under 21 on February 11 in a battle between seventh and eighth-placed teams.

Everton are one point ahead of United with a game in hand and will look to move away from the Red Devils in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, United will look to continue their recent winning streak after they defeated Blackburn U21 in their latest fixture.

The squad are far off from where they want to be at this stage in the season and will look to close the nine-point gap between them and league leaders Manchester City.

#4. Manchester United Under 18s will go up against Newcastle United Under 18

The Under 18 squad recently drew 1-1 against Derby County Under 18s and will now go up against Newcastle on February 11 in a battle that will determine whether they can charge for the title or will lack behind.

The side is currently sitting in third place with 24 points from 12 games. They are nine points behind Manchester City Under 18 but have three games in hand.

This will be a crucial game for the Red Devils as they look to continue their undefeated streak and make a charge for the title. The youngsters have been looking bright this season and could continue their good form with a win at home.