TV fixtures confirmed for opening months
Four of Manchester United Women’s opening five fixtures for the 2021/22 WSL season have been selected for television in the United Kingdom.
Marc Skinner’s side are currently in the thick of pre-season, having drawn 2-2 with Liverpool at Carrington on Sunday.
Further tests against Aston Villa and Brighton and Hove Albion will follow, but the Reds now know that the campaign proper will get underway in front of the cameras on Friday 3 September.
That’s when the clash with Reading at Leigh Sports Village takes place, with the curtain-raiser kicking off at 19:45 BST and being shown live on Sky Sports Premier League.
The following week’s fixture away at Leicester City is unchanged, as we travel to the East Midlands on Sunday 12 September for a 14:00 BST kick-off. TV details have not been confirmed for that one.
Arguably the biggest test of the early stages of the campaign sees us host reigning champions Chelsea at Leigh on Sunday 26 September. The clash with Emma Hayes’s impressive side will be shown live on BBC Two at 12:30 BST.
A week later, another trip to the Midlands is on the cards as Skinner goes up against former club Birmingham City. That game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Football, at 18:45 BST.
Fans can now write the details of the season’s first Manchester derby in their diaries too.
The Reds will host Manchester City at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday 9 October, at 13:30 BST. Switch your sets to BBC One to watch that live.
UNITED WOMEN TV FIXTURES
Fri 3 Sept: United v Reading (Sky Sports PL, 19:45 BST)
Sun 26 Sept: United v Chelsea (BBC Two, 12:30 BST)
Sun 3 Oct: Birmingham v United (Sky Sports Football, 18:45 BST)
Sat 9 Oct: United v Man City (BBC One, 13:30 BST)