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Manchester United’s January: A Football Odyssey

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As January unfolds, Manchester United gears up for an action-packed month across men’s, women’s, and academy teams. Erik ten Hag’s men aim to make strides in the Premier League and FA Cup, while Marc Skinner’s women embark on a training camp in Malta. The Under-21s and Under-18s also resume their campaigns after a Christmas break. Let’s delve into the forthcoming fixtures and expectations for each team.

Men’s Team:

In January, the men’s team, led by Erik ten Hag, faces a relatively quiet period with only two confirmed fixtures. The FA Cup third-round clash against Wigan Athletic on January 8 kicks off the month, followed by a Premier League encounter against Tottenham Hotspur on January 14. A potential third fixture awaits in the FA Cup fourth round, depending on the outcome against Wigan. A winter break follows before a potential midweek Premier League fixture against Wolves on February 1.

Men’s January Fixtures:

  • Mon 8 Jan: Wigan v United (20:15 GMT)
  • Sun 14 Jan: United v Tottenham (16:30 GMT)

Women’s Team:

Marc Skinner’s women’s team begins January with a training camp in Malta, including a friendly against PSV Eindhoven. The FA Women’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with Newcastle United follows on January 14. A crucial Women’s Super League encounter against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on January 21 provides an opportunity to narrow the points gap. The month continues with a Continental Tyres Cup fixture against Manchester City and a league match against Aston Villa.

Women’s Team January Fixtures:

  • Fri 5 Jan: United v PSV Eindhoven (17:00 GMT)
  • Sun 14 Jan: United v Newcastle (12:00 GMT)
  • Sun 21 Jan: Chelsea vs United (12:30 GMT)
  • *Wed 24 Jan: Man City v United (19:00 GMT)
  • *Sun 28 Jan: United v Aston Villa (12:00 GMT)
  • *Date and kick-off times to be confirmed.


The Under-21s, managed by Travis Binnion, have two Premier League 2 fixtures lined up for January. Facing Chelsea away on January 12, the team returns home for a match against Norwich City on January 27.

Under-21s January Fixtures:

  • Fri 12 Jan: Chelsea v United (19:00 GMT)
  • Sat 27 Jan: United v Norwich (19:00 GMT)


The Under-18s, led by Adam Lawrence, embark on a busy January with league and FA Youth Cup action. The month kicks off with an away fixture against Newcastle, followed by a Manchester Derby against City. The date for the FA Youth Cup tie against Swindon is yet to be confirmed, and the month concludes with league clashes against Leeds and Liverpool.

Under-18s January Fixtures:

  • Sat 13 Jan: Newcastle v United (12:30 GMT)
  • Sat 20 Jan: United v Man City (11:00 GMT)
  • TBC: Swindon v United (19:00 GMT)
  • Sat 27 Jan: United v Leeds (11:30 GMT)
  • Tue 30 Jan: United v Liverpool (19:00 GMT)

As Manchester United enters the new year, the diverse range of fixtures across men’s, women’s, and academy teams promises excitement and challenges, setting the stage for a dynamic and competitive January.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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