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Luton vs Manchester United preview: team news, record breaker, how to watch



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Manchester United will be looking to make it four Premier League wins on the bounce as they travel to face Luton Town on Sunday afternoon.

2024 has breathed life back into Manchester United following a dire end to 2023, with Erik ten Hag‘s squad having won five of their six games during the year so far.

Three straight wins against Wolves, West Ham, and Aston Villa have seen the team climb themselves into sixth in the Premier League table, with their sites now firmly set on the Champions League spots.

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Here, UtdDistrict preview the tie, including team news, how to watch, and a new record United will set.

Team news

Manchester United are likely to be blessed with the return of Luke Shaw against Luton after the player was substituted at half-time due to a “precaution”.

They will continue to be without Lisandro Martínez and Anthony Martial until the end of April, with the game coming too soon for Tyrell Malacia and Mason Mount.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has missed the last month with a leg problem, was spotted in training last week but his fitness has not yet been clarified.

Read our full Manchester United injury news update here.

A new record

The visit to Luton Town will see Manchester United break their own record for the number of stadiums visited in the Premier League, with Kenilworth Road becoming the 50th ground that the side has visited.

United last played Luton at the ground during the EFL Cup in September 2020, where Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford, and Mason Greenwood scored for the Reds.

A win could pull them a few steps closer towards the top four positions, with Villa five points away in fifth and Tottenham six points away in fourth.

How to watch

The Premier League clash at Kenilworth Road will be broadcast in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League – it will kick off on Sunday, 18 February, at 16:30 GMT.

BBC Radio 5 Live will provide radio coverage, and the official live stream for the game will be on the Sky Go app, which requires a subscription to use.

In the USA, the tie will be shown on Telemundo, while those in the UAE will be able to watch it on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. All other global TV channel information can be found here.

UtdDistrict will cover the entire fixture on X, including the pre-match build-up, match commentary, and post-match reaction for those unable to watch the game.