Manchester United’s fixtures for the 2017-18 Premier League season have been released.
The Red Devils will begin the campaign with a home match against West Ham, while their first Manchester derby against City will take place on December 9 at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho landed three trophies during his first season at the helm but an improvement on United’s sixth-placed league finish will be expected in the coming year. Their full league fixture list for 2017-18 is below.
MAN UTD’S 2017-18 FIXTURES
DATE TIME MATCH
12/08/2017 15:00 Manchester United v West Ham United
19/08/2017 15:00 Swansea City v Manchester United
26/08/2017 15:00 Manchester United v Leicester City
09/09/2017 15:00 Stoke City v Manchester United
16/09/2017 15:00 Manchester United v Everton
23/09/2017 15:00 Southampton v Manchester United
30/09/2017 15:00 Manchester United v Crystal Palace
14/10/2017 15:00 Liverpool v Manchester United
21/10/2017 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Manchester United
28/10/2017 15:00 Manchester United v Tottenham
04/11/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Manchester United
18/11/2017 15:00 Manchester United v Newcastle United
25/11/2017 15:00 Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion
28/11/2017 19:45 Watford v Manchester United
02/12/2017 15:00 Arsenal v Manchester United
09/12/2017 15:00 Manchester United v Manchester City
12/12/2017 20:00 Manchester United v Bournemouth
16/12/2017 15:00 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United
23/12/2017 15:00 Leicester City v Manchester United
26/12/2017 15:00 Manchester United v Burnley
30/12/2017 15:00 Manchester United v Southampton
01/01/2018 15:00 Everton v Manchester United
13/01/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Stoke City
20/01/2018 15:00 Burnley v Manchester United
31/01/2018 20:00 Tottenham v Manchester United
03/02/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Huddersfield Town
10/02/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Manchester United
24/02/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Chelsea
03/03/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Manchester United
10/03/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Liverpool
17/03/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Manchester United
31/03/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Swansea City
07/04/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Manchester United
14/04/2018 15:00 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion
21/04/2018 15:00 Bournemouth v Manchester United
28/04/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Arsenal
05/05/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester United
13/05/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Watford
Man Utd’s overall fixture list for the Premier League season looks fairly forgiving, with just one instance of facing back-to-back clashes against classic top-four opponents. This happens in December when they meet Arsenal a week before the Manchester derby.
The Red Devils ease into the season with four fixture passing before having to face their first top-10 finisher from the 2016-17 term in Everton, and finding their first top-four finisher in Liverpool eight games in.
Big things are expected from Jose Mourinho in his second season at the helm, with qualification for Champions League football likely a must as the club continue to spend heavily in the transfer market.
Failure to finish in the top four would surely see confidence in the Portuguese drop, while the club’s fans and board will undoubtedly expect something resembling a title push from the off.
With City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham all looking strong and making their own additions over the summer, however, much will rest on their ability to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the club’s leading scorer this season.