Chelsea kick-off time confirmed
Manchester United's Premier League clash at Chelsea will kick off at 17:30 BST on Saturday 22 October.
There had been a delay in announcing the details of the match, after it needed to be moved from the Sunday due to Chelsea's Champions League commitments, away to RB Salzburg on 25 October.
The game will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports. Last season's corresponding fixture ended in a 1-1 draw, as Jadon Sancho scored our goal.
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In an email to Manchester United fans already allocated tickets for the game, the club said: “The announcement follows consultation between United, the Premier League and Chelsea after the Metropolitan Police proposed a reduction in our away allocation due to policing concerns.
“The police initially sought to cut our allocation from 2,994 to 1,500. We have strongly opposed any reduction and worked with Chelsea to present a range of mitigations to the local Safety Advisory Group, which we believe could have allowed the game to proceed safely with our full allocation of fans.
“Unfortunately, the police have continued to insist on a reduction. However, we have succeeded in increasing the allocation to 2,370.
“We will send further communications to supporters on Monday, outlining our approach. In the meantime, we strongly advise against booking travel.
“Everyone at Manchester United shares the inevitable disappointment and frustration about both the reduced allocation, and the long delay in confirming arrangements for this game. Over recent years, we have made significant progress in protecting away ticket allocations for our fans and we can assure you that we will continue to fight for this in future.”