Manchester United v Sheffield United: The essential info
Manchester United play our first home game in over three months when we welcome Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United to Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men resumed the 2019/20 Premier League campaign with Friday night's 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur, and now look forward to hosting the Blades, who remained two points behind us in the Premier League table after losing 3-0 away to Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.
Ahead of the much-anticipated contest, we’ve rounded up all the key information…
Wednesday’s game will be broadcast live in the UK, on Sky Sports and also Pick, which is Sky's free-to-air channel. MUTV subscribers can watch exclusive build-up in the Match Day Live show from 16:55 GMT, followed by live commentary of the game itself. With fans unable to attend the matches, our Season Ticket Holders have been offered free access to MUTV Digital for two months, and can watch match highlights the following day, along with the rest of our exclusive content.
Although the game will be played without any fans in the stadium, one central element of the match experience continues – the official matchday programme.
Wednesday's limited-edition issue of United Review will no doubt become a highly collectable memento of Old Trafford’s first-ever fixture behind closed doors, and will help fans watching live on TV feel closer to the match.
Programmes will be published for all of our remaining home fixtures in 2019/20, and you can have every issue delivered direct to your home by placing an order via manutd.com/programme.
Anthony Taylor will take charge of proceedings at Old Trafford, for his third game since the restart. The official oversaw Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Arsenal last Wednesday and Wolves' 2-0 win at West Ham on Saturday.
The 41-year-old has refereed five United matches so far this season, including our 4-0 home wins over Chelsea and Norwich City; he was most recently the man in the middle for a Reds game when we won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on 17 February.
Taylor will be aided on Wednesday by assistants Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn, while Jarred Gillett is set to fulfil the role of fourth official. From their Stockley Park base, Stuart Attwell and Simon Beck will be keeping a watchful eye on the VAR screens.
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In the race for the remaining Champions League spots in the Premier League table, our clash with Sheffield United could prove to be a pivotal fixture. So too, could Tottenham’s all-London encounter with West Ham United, which takes place the day before. Fellow top-four hopefuls Wolverhampton Wanderers host Bournemouth at the same time as our game against the Blades, while Thursday sees Southampton host Arsenal and Chelsea take on Manchester City.
Here’s the full list of fixtures, and live TV schedule in the UK, for Match Week 31:
Tuesday 23 June
Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion (18:00 BST) Sky Sports
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United (20:15 BST) Sky Sports
Wednesday 24 June
UNITED v Sheffield United (18:00 BST) Sky Sports and Pick
Newcastle United v Aston Villa (18:00 BST) BT Sport
Norwich City v Everton (18:00 BST) BBC
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bournemouth (18:00 BST) BT Sport
Liverpool v Crystal Palace (20:15 BST) Sky Sports
Thursday 25 June
Burnley v Watford (18:00 BST) Sky Sports and Pick
Southampton v Arsenal (18:00 BST) Sky Sports
Chelsea v Manchester City (20:15 BST) BT Sport
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