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Arsenal: A - Saturday, 22 Nov, 17:30. H – 16 May 2014, 15:00

Aston Villa: A – Saturday, 20 Dec, 15:00. H – Saturday, 4 April, 15:00

Burnley: A – Saturday 30 August, 12:45. H – Tuesday 10 February, 19:45

Chelsea: H – Sunday, 26 October, 16:00. A – Saturday, 15 April 15:00

Crystal Palace: H – Saturday, 8 November, 15:00. A – Saturday, 9 May, 15:00

15/08/2014 08:00, Report by Tim Oscroft
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Introducing Manchester United's 2014/15 Premier League opponents... ARSENAL
Emirates Stadium | Capacity 60,361 | 197 miles to OT
Manager: Arsene Wenger
Last season: 4th; FA Cup winners
Our PL record v Arsenal: W20 D13 L11
When do we meet? (A) Sat 22 Nov 17:30; (H) Sat 16 May 15:00
Memorable meeting: The memory of that astonishing 8-2 demolition of the Gunners in August 2011 still lingers on.
What does the web say? "Ramsey remaining fit could be crucial, Diaby is long overdue a decent run, and with the pace of Walcott, the Ox and Alexis Sanchez, Ozil might well profit from playing with some turbo-charged toys." Bernard Azulay, GoonersDiary.blogspot.com, in The Guardian.
Tell me something I don't know: The Gunners were the first club to introduce shirt numbers during a game against Sheffield Wednesday in 1928.

ASTON VILLA
Villa Park | Capacity 42,582 | 88 miles to OT
Manager: Paul Lambert (who also has the fearsome presence of ex-Reds skipper Roy Keane as his assistant).
Last season: 15th
Our PL record v Villa: W31 D10 L3
When do we meet? (A) Sat 20 Dec 15:00; (H) Sat 4 Apr 15:00
What does the web say? "Survival and a cup run feels about the best Villa fans can expect. This will be a long, hard season." BBC WM's Mark Regan on BBC Sport Online.
Memorable meeting: The 3-0 win at Old Trafford in April 2013 that clinched the Premier League featured a brilliant first-half hat-trick from Robin van Persie.
Tell me something I don’t know: Peter Withe later admitted that his winning goal for Villa in the 1982 European Cup final came off his shin and ankle after the ball had bobbled up off the rutted playing surface in Rotterdam.




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