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18/08/2011 13:56, Report by Danni Sharrock, Mark Froggatt
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Old Trafford openers

United welcome Tottenham to Old Trafford on Monday for the Reds' first competitive home match of the 2011/12 season. 

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

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Last 10 OT openers

2001/02: United 3 Fulham 2
2002/03: United 1 West Brom 0
2003/04: United 4 Bolton 0
2004/05: United 2 Norwich 1
2005/06: United 3 Debrecen 0
2006/07: United 5 Fulham 1
2007/08: United 0 Reading 0
2008/09: United 1 Newcastle 1
2009/10: United 1 Birmingham 0
2010/11: United 3 Newcastle 0

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