United celebrate against Leeds.

Fixture change: United v Aston Villa

Thursday 09 September 2021 16:45

Manchester United's Premier League fixture with Aston Villa at Old Trafford has been given a new kick-off time.

A club statement reads: “Our home match against Aston Villa on 25 September has been brought forward to a 12.30 BST kick-off, following a request from Trafford Council Safety Advisory Group to move the game due to the Courteeners concert at Lancashire Cricket Club, Emirates Old Trafford, on the same day.

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“This request was supported by Greater Manchester Police and TfGM to avoid significant crowd, traffic and operational issues locally.

“We regret any disruption that this may cause around our supporters’ plans for the day.”

The match against Dean Smith's men was originally scheduled for 15:00 BST.

The score in the corresponding fixture last season was 2-1 to the Reds, with Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes on the scoresheet in January.

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