Manchester United supporters have discovered a number of television changes for their opening Premier League games.
Their first game, at home to Spurs, will kick off the Premier League season with a 12:45pm showing on Saturday, 8th August on BT Sports.
United then travel to Villa Park on Friday 14th August for a 7:45pm kick off on Sky Sports. The game has been moved to the Friday due to a political march in Birmingham on Saturday, and the decision was taken to play it on Friday instead of Sunday or Monday as United will play in the Champions League qualifying play off the following week.
Both legs of the play off will be shown on BT Sport, as will United’s following league match, at home to Newcastle, again on the Saturday lunchtime kick off slot on 22nd August.
The last game of August, the trip to Swansea – a team who did the double over United last year – is on Sky Sports on Sunday 30th August at 4pm.
Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford on Saturday 12th September will be on Sky Sports at 5:30pm – a surprising schedule change, as for the last decade, league games between the club have usually had an early kick off.
Lastly, the trip to Southampton has been moved to Sunday 20th September for a 4pm kick off on Sky Sports.
It has been confirmed that United’s first Saturday 3pm kick off of the season will be against Sunderland at home on 26th September.
The news demonstrates that despite finishing fourth last season, United remain the biggest draw for television networks, with their first eight games being shown live.