in this issue of united matchday magazine...



Erik ten Hag's reign so far has not gone entirely to plan, but there are valuable lessons to be learned from the past.

WHAT's the deal with loans?

So many exciting United youngsters go out on loan, never to be seen again. In this article we ask, what is going wrong with the loans process?


In this week's editorial we examine what United are up to on the transfer front - it could be much more exciting than it looks at the moment, we explain why.


meet our opposition

A look at Brentford'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, will United achieve a top four finish this season?

red billy

Billy loves a rant and this week, he's getting wound up about a certain transfer story ...

newton heath

A look back at a seemingly insignificant match between Brentford and United that helped shape both clubs' futures for years to come.

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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