Manchester United Start At Home To Spurs
Rooney celebrates after scoring in 3-0 victory over Spurs last season

Manchester United will begin their quest for a 21st League title with a home game against Tottenham Hotspurs on the weekend commencing 8th August. The Premier League fixtures have been announced so United and their fans now know who they will be facing when.

Louis Van Gaal guided Manchester United to a fourth place finish in the Premier League last, his first season in English football, he will be looking to improve on that next season and mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title. United will be looking for a better start to the season than they enjoyed last season, when they picked up five points from their first five games, losing to Swansea at home on the opening day and losing 5-3 at Leicester after being 3-1 up.

United’s five fixtures this time around see them facing Tottenham (h), Aston Villa (a), Newcastle United (h), Swansea (a) and Liverpool (h). Van Gaal will expect his team to at least be in touching distance of the top of the Premier League table, if not top.

Opening day sees Van Gaal and his team face Tottenham at Old Trafford, a fixture United won 3-0 last season thanks to goals Fellaini, Carrick and Rooney. This result all ended Tottenham’s chances of Champions League qualification. These two sides haven’t met on the opening day since 1997, when United won 2-0 at White Hart Lane, this will be the first time that United have hosted Tottenham on the opening day.

Key Fixtures In United’s Diary

Whatever team you support there are always certain games that you look out for when the fixtures are announced. For Manchester United fans this is no different, the key fixtures for United fans are of the Manchester Derby, with the first one being at old Trafford on 24th October and the return at the Etihad on 19th March. Probably the first game any Manchester United fan looks for is Liverpool, the first game at Old Trafford comes early in the season on the 12th September and United travel to Anfield on 16th January.

Two other games that any United fan will always look for are Chelsea and Arsenal. Especially Chelsea this season, with the added spice that they may come up against Falcao, after he agreed to join Chelsea on a season-long loan after United declined the opportunity to sign him or extend his loan at Old Trafford. Chelsea will travel to Old Trafford on 28th December and United travel to Stamford Bridge on 6th February. Finally we come to Arsenal, United will travel to the Emirates on 3rd October and host The Gunners on 27th February.

All fixtures dates are subject to change

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