The first lot of Sky Sports and ESPN fixtures have now been released for the first four months of the season and understandably Premier League runners-up Manchester United feature quite heavily in the listings, with nine games chosen.
Particularly eye-catching are the ties against Liverpool and Newcastle United at the end of September and start of October and then the London club double-header a month or so later that will see Fergie’s men’s trip to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge shown a week or so before Old Trafford welcomes Asene Wenger’s Arsenal for what will no doubt be a typically hot-blooded affair.
Here’s the full list of United’s confirmed televised fixtures for the first part of the 2012/13 season:
- Everton v Manchester United – Mon 20th August 8pm
- Southampton v Manchester United – Sun 2nd September 4pm
- Liverpool v Manchester United Sun 23rd September 1:30pm
- Newcastle United v Manchester United Sun 7th October 4pm
- Chelsea v Manchester United Sun 28th October 4pm
- Manchester United v Arsenal Sat 3rd November 12:45pm
- Aston Villa v Manchester United Sat 10th November 5:30pm
- Manchester United v Tottenham - Sat 29th September 5:30pm
- Norwich v Manchester United -Sat 17th November 5:30pm
Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, greeted the release of the televised fixture list with the following statement:
“We’re all looking forward to the start of the Premier League and we begin with a bang; Champions League winners Chelsea, Premier League Champions Manchester City and Manchester United all in our opening weekend.
“These selections provide our viewers with huge head-to-heads, major derbies and every team at least twice, all in the first three months of the season. We have the biggest names providing the most insightful analysis and commentary plus a wealth of unrivalled support programming. I’m sure it’ll be another fascinating football season on Sky Sports.”
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