Free football returns to Leigh Sports Village next Monday (November 21) as Manchester United U23s take on Sunderland U23s in another exciting Premier League 2 game.

It’ll be fascinating to see how Manchester United’s youngsters line up on Monday: it’s their first home game since U23 manager Warren Joyce left to take charge of Wigan Athletic. Nicky Butt is in interim charge of Manchester United Reserves and is likely to be directing operations from the touchline, although assistant manager Tommy Martin picked the side for their recent friendly against Brentford.

Some of United’s side will be returning from international duty: Ro-Shaun Williams played for England U19s during the international break, while Axel Tuanzebe was in the England U20s squad which took part in the Continental Cup in South Korea.

Sunderland U23s, meanwhile, have begun the Premier League 2 season well, sitting just below Manchester United in the table after nine games. Their side may well feature Swedish international Seb Larsson as he continues his recovery from a serious knee injury.

The Red Zone Cafe will open at 5pm for family-friendly food and drinks deals and United-themed fun, and there’s another chance to have your picture taken with Manchester United mascot Fred The Red. Get to Leigh Sports Village before 6.30pm and you can even win a shirt signed by United goalkeeper Sergio Romero!

Register for free tickets by clicking here – or if there are ten or more of you in a group who want to come to the game, please e-mail