When do United play Leeds, Liverpool and City?
The Premier League fixtures for 2022/23 are out! But when exactly will we play against our biggest rivals? We're talking about our three long-standing traditional enemies Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Every game will be a big one in this upcoming season – Erik ten Hag's first as Manchester United boss. But there's no getting away from it: some fixtures just whet the appetite that bit more.
In our case, meetings with Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester City are among the first games that fans look for on the schedule.
When will we travel to Anfield? What about Elland Road? Is the first Manchester derby of the season at home or away?
You can find the answers to all those questions below...
The headline news from the fixtures announcement is that we'll be hosting Liverpool at Old Trafford on matchday three. The game is scheduled for Saturday 20 August, though of course that could change if broadcasters prefer to show it on a different date across that weekend.
It will be the earliest league meeting between the two teams since 1972, when we travelled to Anfield on 15 August. However, we did play the Merseysiders on matchday three back in 2013/14, though that was on the later date of 1 September.
Our return game against Jurgen Klopp's men is not due until 4 March 2023, and is sandwiched between two home games against Brentford and Southampton, respectively.
Games against Leeds have been among our most enjoyable since the Yorkshire club returned to the top flight, with last season's two meetings yielding nine goals in United's favour, to their three.
We'll welcome the Whites to Old Trafford on Saturday 17 September, where fans will be hoping for something like the 6-2 and 5-1 victories we meted out in 2020/21 and 2021/22, respectively.
And as for that always-tempestuous trip to Elland Road? It is scheduled to take place on 11 February 2023.
Meanwhile, the first Manchester derby of the season will be staged at the Etihad Stadium on 1 October 2022.
We suffered two defeats against the Blues last term, but have a decent away record there since Pep Guardiola took over the reins in 2016.
Old Trafford will host the second derby of the season on 14 January 2023 – a match which precedes a tricky trip to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal.
The full rundown of all our games against the big three rivals can be seen below – make sure you get these dates in the diary as soon as possible!
WHEN DO WE PLAY OUR THREE TRADITIONAL RIVALS?
20 Aug 2022 – Liverpool (H)
17 Sep 2022 - Leeds (H)
1 Oct 2022 - Manchester City (A)
14 Jan 2023 - Manchester City (H)
11 Feb 2023 - Leeds United (A)
4 Mar 2023 - Liverpool (A)
*All fixtures are scheduled for 15:00 UK time, at the time of writing. Please be aware that dates and times are subject to change due to broadcast schedules.