The fixtures are out today with United facing Leicester at Old Trafford for the first home game of the season. The Reds are first away trip is to Brighton which proved tricky last time as the Seagulls inflicted a shock defeat on Jose Mourinho’s side.
The first ‘big’ game of the season comes against Spurs, three games in at Old Trafford, but the games every fan will be looking for don’t come until later in the year. The first Manchester Derby is on 11th of October at the Etihad with the first game against Liverpool coming at Anfield on the 15th December.
United fans can be pretty pleased with the opening run of fixtures which see the likes of Leicester, Burnley, Brighton, Watford, West Ham, Wolves and Newcastle – as well as Spurs – making up the opening nine games.
The Reds final game of the season is against Cardiff City at Old Trafford which hopefully will be when the Premier League trophy is paraded around the pitch – fingers crossed.
Other big games which could go some way to deciding whether United challenge for the title or not are the clashes at home to Chelsea in October and the home clash against Manchester City on the 16th of March.
We’ve been here before with an ‘easy’ start to the season when Louis van Gaal took over at United and the opening run-in was against relegation fodder yet the Reds still ended up taking just 13 points from the first ten matches. It was a horrific start that scuppered any misconceptions fans had that LvG could lead United to a title run. How naive were we in our post-Moyes stupor?
You can see a full United Premier League fixture list below, obviously and even hopefully they’re subject to some changes when the Reds’ Champions League campaign kicks off, especially in the knockout stages.
Mourinho will know this season finishing 19 points behind City won’t be acceptable and he’ll need to hit the ground running, fortunately with the games United have been given at the start, he’s got a winnable run of fixtures to do just that.
11/08/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Leicester City
18/08/2018 15:00 Brighton v Manchester United
25/08/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
01/09/2018 15:00 Burnley v Manchester United
15/09/2018 15:00 Watford v Manchester United
22/09/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Wolverhampton
29/09/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Manchester United
06/10/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Newcastle United
20/10/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Manchester United
27/10/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Everton
03/11/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Manchester United
10/11/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Manchester United
24/11/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Crystal Palace
01/12/2018 15:00 Southampton v Manchester United
04/12/2018 20:00 Manchester United v Arsenal
08/12/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Fulham
15/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Manchester United
22/12/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Manchester United
26/12/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Huddersfield Town
29/12/2018 15:00 Manchester United v A.F.C. Bournemouth
01/01/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Manchester United
12/01/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United
19/01/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Brighton
29/01/2019 20:00 Manchester United v Burnley
02/02/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Manchester United
09/02/2019 15:00 Fulham v Manchester United
23/02/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Liverpool
26/02/2019 20:00 Crystal Palace v Manchester United
02/03/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Southampton
09/03/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Manchester United
16/03/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Manchester City
30/03/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Watford
06/04/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Manchester United
13/04/2019 15:00 Manchester United v West Ham United
20/04/2019 15:00 Everton v Manchester United
27/04/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Chelsea
04/05/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Manchester United
12/05/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Cardiff City