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Nemanja Matic in action against Leicester City.

Fixtures: Friday night start for United

Manchester United will kick off the 2018/19 Premier League season against Leicester City on Friday 10 August.

The Reds will host the Foxes at Old Trafford, with kick-off at 20:00 BST. The game will be screened live on Sky Sports in the UK.

It’s one of five United matches across August and September which have been moved to accommodate live television coverage for UK viewers, following the announcement of the TV selections by broadcasters on Friday.

After the season opener against Leicester, Jose Mourinho’s men will then make the trip to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday 19 August. Kick-off at the Amex Stadium will be at 16:00 BST and the match will also be live on Sky Sports.

The Reds will then have an eight-day break before taking on Tottenham Hotspur, in the first 'top six' test of the new campaign, on Monday 27 August in another evening encounter under the lights at the Theatre of Dreams. Kick-off will be at 20:00 BST and the game will again be shown on Sky Sports.

Marcus Rashford in action against Tottenham.
The Reds will host Spurs in our second home league game of the season, now on a Monday night.

Immediately after the first international break of the season, United are set for another evening clash when travelling to Watford on Saturday 15 September at 17:30 BST. The match at Vicarage Road will be live on BT Sport in the UK.

And, two weeks later, the Reds will be back in front of the BT Sport cameras for the trip to the London Stadium to take on West Ham United, in our first lunchtime game of the season. Kick-off will be at 12:30 BST on Saturday 29 September.

United face a Saturday lunchtime trip to the capital to take on the Hammers in September.

UNITED’S AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES:
Friday 10 August: v Leicester City H (20:00 BST, live on Sky Sports)
Sunday 19 August: v Brighton & Hove Albion A (16:00 BST, live on Sky Sports)
Monday 27 August: v Tottenham Hotspur H (20:00 BST, live on Sky Sports)
Saturday 1 September: v Burnley A (15:00 BST) *
Saturday 15 September: v Watford A (17:30 BST, live on BT Sport)
Saturday 22 September: v Wolves H (15:00 BST)
Saturday 29 September: v West Ham United A (12:30 BST, live on BT Sport)

* The Reds' clash with Burnley at Turf Moor is subject to change if Sean Dyche's side qualify for the Europa League group stage.

To see United's revised fixture list in full, visit manutd.com/fixtures. Please note that dates and kick-off times for matches from 6 October onwards are subject to change. The Premier League will announce the TV selections for October and November in around a month's time.