Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are traditionally strong starters at the Theatre of Dreams and are unbeaten in opening home fixtures since 1992. Here’s a reminder of the Reds' last 10 Old Trafford curtain-raisers...
2001/02: United 3 Fulham 2
The Cottagers, playing in their first-ever Premier League fixture, twice take the lead through future Reds striker Louis Saha, only for a trademark David Beckham free-kick and Ruud van Nistelrooy's debut double to hand United all three points.
2002/03: United 1 West Brom 0
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer steps off the bench to score the 100th goal of his United career and seal a somewhat fortuitous win over the newly-promoted Baggies, who match the Reds for much of the game.
2003/04: United 4 Bolton 0
The Reds start the post-Beckham era in style with Ryan Giggs (2), Paul Scholes and Van Nistelrooy all on the scoresheet against Sam Allardyce's shell-shocked Wanderers. A young player named Cristiano Ronaldo comes off the