in this issue of united matchday magazine...


where will eriksen play?

Our lead article this week focusses on new signing Christian Eriksen and how he could fit into Erik ten Hag's United side.

size isn't everything

At 5ft9in or 5ft10in, depending on who you believe, new signing Lisandro Martinez might be short for a centre back but, boy, does he make up for it.


In this week's editorial we ask whether manager Erik ten Hag is prioritising players or positions in this summer's transfer market.


meet our opposition

A look at Villa's personnel. team news, new signings, stats and the match venue.

United team news and predicted XI

All the latest on who will be playing for United and what system Erik ten Hag is likely to adopt.

Tactical analysis

What to look out for tactically in this match, brought to life with video analysis from our resident tactician.


latest united news

We select the biggest and best news stories that are getting tongues wagging this week.

transfer news

United Matchday Magazine gets to the bottom of what's hot, what's real and what's not in this week's transfer gossip.

Top 10 Videos

Go deeper into what's been going on in and around United with our hand-picked top 10 videos of the week.


the devils' advocate

In each issue we put the case for and against a current United topic. This week's question is, can Anthony Martial be the world class centre forward United needs?

red billy

Billy loves a rant and this week, he's getting wound up about why United don't seem to be in for a defensive midfielder.

Hero to Zero

In every issue we give someone our hero of the week and zero of the week award.

the lighter side

Darren's Diary

Have you ever wondered what a technical director does at a football club? We certainly have. But maybe Darren can tell us (parody).

Play Time

Take our quiz on United's great Danes, figure out which three players we've morphed into one, do a United star jigsaw and answer our fiendish crossword. That should pass 30 minutes or so.

twitter chatter

Our favourite tweets and videos from Twitter this week. Some funny, some controversial and some just really interesting.

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