The Manchester United Football Club has great popularity among football fans, not only in its based country England but also in the whole world. The excitement and enthusiasm brought by their fans have secured the team to still be on the top list of the most marketable football club worldwide.
With the FIFA World Cup ready to kick off this 2022 happening in Qatar, the Man U is also gearing up for the upcoming tournaments ahead for its teams and athletes. To help you get started, here are Manchester United’s latest news, updates, and fixtures you might need to know.
Final Squad List
The 32 participating nations submitted all their final squads for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on the 14th of November. Manchester United has 16 athletes participating in the World Cup, starting around before November ends and all competitions ending in December. Here are the Red Devil players and their confirmed squad numbers to participate in the World Cup tournaments.
- Tyrell Malacia (Netherlands, Squad No. 16)
- Marcus Rashford (England, Squad No. 11)
- Harry Maguire (England, Squad No. 6)
- Luke Shaw (England, Squad No. 3)
- Lisandro Martinez (Argentina, Squad No. 25)
- Raphael Varane (France, Squad No 4)
- Christian Eriksen (Denmark, Squad No. 10)
- Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia, Squad No. 8)
- Antony (Brazil, Squad No. 19)
- Casemiro (Brazil, Squad No. 5)
- Fred (Brazil, Squad No. 8)
- Alex Telles (Brazil, Squad No. 16)
- Diogo Dalot (Portugal, Squad No. 2)
- Bruno Fernandes (Portugal, Squad No. 8)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Squad No. 7)
- Facundo Pellistri (Uruguay, Squad No. 8)
This lineup has shown popularity in using the number 8, as four athletes will be wearing it in the World Cup. Moreover, its strong and experienced players making their names to the final lineup, including Fred and Bruno Fernandez, are sure to show confidence on the field.
Players with their starting careers, like Hannibal and Facundo Pellistri, are on their feet to building their names in the upcoming tournaments. On a similar note, two Reds in 16, Tyrell Malacia and Alex Telles, with Antony, defender Lisandro Martinez, and Diego Dalot playing no. 2, are on the lookout for many as this will be their first World Cup.
Some other players like Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Casemiro, and Harry Maguire are also ready again to add to their global stage experiences. Of course, top players from previous World Cups, such as Harry Maguire, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Christian Erikson, will continue to wear their iconic numbers to Qatar. Moreover, Marcus Rashford, with no. 11, is expected to have his international redemption in the World Cup.
With the 2022 FIFA World Cup just away from it to take place in Qatar, people are on the eye to the latest FIFA world cup odds to see who’s the top squads and athletes expected to win the tournaments.
Premier League Win Against Fulham
As the Premier League games took their start before the World Cup, Manchester United got their win against London on November 14. Just 14 minutes from the start of the match, player Christian Eriksen got his first goal for the Red Devils, showing a possible growing career at the highest level possible.
Alejandro Garnacho contributed the most to the team with his excellent coordination alongside Erikson and Bernd Leno on the field. Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandez have made a clean finish for the team.
Moreover, Eriksen was delighted after the match with his first Man United goal right on before the kickoff of the World Cup. Fernandes also complemented Garnacho’s effort, talent, and hard work, contributing big time and greatly impacting the team. The team has added great energy with this win, even with only a week to prepare for the World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Interview
Just after the Red Devil’s win against Fulham, Cristiano Ronaldo also made his way to the headlines with his interview. In his recent interview with TalkTV’s Piers Morgan, Cristiano Ronaldo mentioned he felt “betrayed” by Manchester United and further elaborated how the Premier League club does not want him to shine with his football career.
In response to Ronaldo’s interview, Manchester United released a statement on the 18th saying they are currently initiating appropriate and will not be making any other comments until they have come up with a conclusion.
Moreover, Man U’s focus is to continuously prepare for the upcoming tournaments, wanting to continue with the momentum and relationship built among its players, people around the club, and its fans.
The Man U players are gearing up for the tournaments starting at the end of November. Here are the key fixture dates to look forward to:
- Tyrell Malacia: Netherlands vs. Senegal on November 21 and 25; and Netherlands vs. Qatar on November 29.
Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw: England vs. Iran on November 21, England vs. USA on November 25, and England vs. Wales on November 29.
- Lisandro Martines: Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia on November 22, Argentina vs. Mexico on November 26, and Argentina vs. Poland on November 30.
- Raphael Varane: France vs. Australia on November 22, France vs. Denmark on November 26, France vs. Tunisia on November 30.
- Christian Eriksen: Denmark vs. Tunisia on November November 22, Denmark vs. France on November 26, Denmark vs. Australia on November 30.
- Hannibal Mejbri: Tunisia vs. Denmark on November 22, Tunisia vs. Australia on November 26, and Tunisia vs. France on November 30.
- Antony, Casemiro, Fred, Alex Telles: Brazil vs. Serbia on November 24, Brazil vs. Switzerland on November 28, and Brazil vs. Cameroon on December 2.
- Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal versus Ghana (November 24), Portugal versus Uruguay (November 28), and Portugal versus South Korea (December 2).
- Facundo Pellistri: Uruguay vs. South Korea on November 24, Uruguay vs. Portugal on November 28, and Uruguay vs. Ghana on December 2.
Football has long been a popular sport to many fans worldwide, and the World Cup has also brought excitement and fun events for all. Thus, you must keep updated on what’s in and the latest to keep up with your favorite club, including Manchester United.