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19/06/2013 09:00, Report by Nick Coppack

Full PL fixtures

New Manchester United manager David Moyes' first test in the Barclays Premier League will be to take the Reds to Wales to face Swansea City on the opening day of the 2013/14 season.

It's the first time the sides have met on the maiden day of a league campaign and the match is currently scheduled to kick-off on Saturday 17 August (all fixtures are subject to change; the first round of TV selections will be made in mid-July).

The Premier League's 2013/14 fixtures were announced at 09:00 BST on Wednesday and, as always, make for interesting reading. Following what's been, in recent seasons, a tricky trip to the Liberty Stadium, the defending champions' schedule doesn't get any easier.

Moyes' men then host Chelsea at Old Trafford (Saturday 24 August) before travelling away to Liverpool (Saturday 31 August), welcoming Crystal Palace to Manchester (Saturday 14 September) and then visiting Manchester City (Saturday 21 September).

The new Reds manager welcomes his former club, Everton, to Old Trafford on Tuesday 3 December, while his return to Goodison Park is United’s penultimate away game of the season (Saturday 19 April).

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Key opponents
Chelsea – H 24 Aug / A 18 Jan
Liverpool – A 31 Aug / H 15 Mar
City – A 21 Sep / H 1 Mar
Arsenal – H 9 Nov / A 11 Feb

First five fixtures
17 Aug Swansea City A
24 Aug Chelsea H
31 Aug Liverpool A
14 Sep Crystal Palace H
21 Sep Manchester City A

Final five fixtures
12 April Hull City H
19 April Everton A
26 April Norwich City H
3 May Sunderland H
11 May Southampton A

All fixtures subject to change

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