United’s campaign to reclaim the Barclays Premier League title from Chelsea will begin at home to Newcastle United on the opening weekend, 14/15 August.
It’s a repeat of the Reds’ first fixture in 2008/09 – the Magpies stole a point when they were last in the top flight (1-1, Darren Fletcher scored) – and in 2000/01 when Ronny Johnsen and Andy Cole netted in United’s 2-0 win. The league season ends with another home game against a promoted side, Blackpool, on Sunday 22 May. Please note, all dates are provisional only and are subject to change.
Complete fixtures at the official site.