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Three February fixtures changed

Monday 05 December 2022 14:00

Three of Manchester United's four top-flight games in February 2023 have been rearranged by the Premier League.

The month's opener, which sees Crystal Palace travel to Old Trafford, remains a 15:00 GMT kick-off on Saturday 4 February.

However, the trip to Leeds United and home games with Leicester City and Brentford have all been moved back, in the league's latest fixture announcement.

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The first Roses clash of the campaign sees us face Leeds at 14:00 GMT on Sunday 12 February, in a game which will now be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK.

Our home fixture with Jesse Marsch's side was postponed in September due to policing issues around the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and has not yet been given a new date.

We'll also play live on Sky Sports at 14:00 GMT the following Sunday, as Brendan Rodgers brings his Leicester City side to Old Trafford on 19 February, three days after we play Barcelona in the Europa League at Camp Nou.

Jadon Sancho's first-half goal was enough to defeat the Foxes 1-0 in the reverse fixture at the King Power Stadium, but the Midlanders have been much-improved since then, winning four of their last five in the league to rise to 13th in the table, prior to the World Cup break.

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Our blockbuster home Europa League clash with Barcelona on Thursday 23 February means the Brentford game at Old Trafford has also been moved back from Saturday, to Sunday 26 February.

That game kicks off at 13:30 GMT, but is not being broadcast live in the UK.

The 2023 Carabao Cup final takes place on the same day and fixtures are subject to change depending on which teams are participating in the Wembley showpiece event.

After knocking Aston Villa out in the third round, United face Burnley on Wednesday 21 December at Old Trafford, with a place in the quarter-finals at stake.

FEBRUARY FIXTURES

Sat 4 Feb - Crystal Palace (H, 15:00)
Sun 12 Feb - Leeds (A, 14:00)
Thu 16 Feb - Barcelona (A, 17:45)
Sun 19 Feb - Leicester (H, 14:00)
Thu 23 Feb - Barcelona (H, 20:00)
Sun 26 Feb - Brentford (H, 13:30)

All times in GMT.

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