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A date has been set for Manchester United’s Premier League fixture away to West Ham United.

The Reds will travel to the London Stadium on Thursday 10 May for an evening clash. It will kick off at 19:45 BST and will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK.

Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that United’s clash away to Brighton & Hove Albion will be played on Friday 4 May. The game will kick off at 20:00 BST and will also be screened on Sky Sports in the UK.

It follows the announcement of the latest TV selections on Wednesday afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT TRIP TO THE HAMMERS

United’s penultimate league match of the campaign will see the Reds make the long journey to the capital, to face a West Ham side that is currently just five points above the bottom three in 14th place and could still be battling to avoid relegation following a turbulent campaign.

The fixture will pit United against former boss David Moyes, who took over from Slaven Bilic last November following the Croatian’s departure.

West Ham manager David Moyes.
United will come up against a familiar face in former Reds manager David Moyes on 10 May

United can complete the double over the Hammers, who were thrashed 4-0 at Old Trafford on the opening weekend of the season thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku (2), Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba. 

As was the case when United faced Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last month on a Monday evening, the scheduling of the game could prove to be problematic for travelling fans on a weekday night.

It’s only our second ever visit to the London Stadium and the first time the Reds will play a league game on a Thursday night since the goalless draw at Manchester City on 27 April 2017. 

FRIDAY VISIT TO THE SOUTH COAST

United will begin the month of May with a first ever trip to the Amex Stadium, which will also be our first Friday night Premier League this season.

Of course, the Reds have already contested two FA Cup ties on the same evening this season, against Derby County and Yeovil Town.

Juan Mata takes on Southampton's Oriol Romeu in the game at Old Trafford on 19 August 2016.
The Reds' last Friday night league game was a 2-0 victory over Southampton at Old Trafford on 19 August 2016

Again, it presents a lengthy round trip of more than 500 miles for the travelling United faithful, though they will relish the prospect of ticking off another new away ground.

Currently sitting six points above the drop zone in 13th position, the Seagulls are edging towards safety and securing a second successive season of Premier League football following their promotion last term. The Reds have already beaten Chris Hughton’s side twice at Old Trafford this term, with a 1-0 victory in the league in November and 2-0 win in an FA Cup quarter-final last month.

Goals: United 2 Brighton 0Video

United 1 Brighton 0Video

CONFIRMED FIXTURES:

Friday 4 May: v Brighton & Hove Albion (A)
KO 19:45 BST, live on Sky Sports

Thursday 10 May: v West Ham United (A)
KO 19:45 BST, live on Sky Sports