By Adam Hern
- Four fixtures moved in October and November
- Fixtures moved for TV coverage
Four Manchester United fixtures in October and November have been changed in order to accommodate either a Sky or BT television presence.
Having all initially been scheduled for the standard Saturday 3 o’clock time, the games against Arsenal, the Manchester Derby and the matches at Watford and Leicester respectively are the ones that have been moved.
Manchester United Fixture Are Always Big Draw For TV Companies
The first fixture rescheduled in October is United’s visit to the Emirates to face Arsenal. Now being played at 4pm on Sunday 4 October. There is a possibility this could be moved to a 4.15pm kick-off.
The next fixture on United’s calendar to be moved is the Manchester Derby at Old Trafford. With this game now being played on Sunday 25 October, with the scheduled kick-off now being 2.05pm.
United then won’t have a Premier League fixture on TV until they play Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday 21 November. The game will now kick-off at 12.45pm and be shown live on BT Sport.
The following weekend United face Leicester City at King Power Stadium, with this fixture remaining on the original date of Saturday 28 November. Now kicking-off at 5.30pm.
The Leicester match may yet be switched to the following day, depending on whether or not the unthinkable happens and the Reds are forced to compete in the Europa League.
The fixtures against Arsenal, Manchester City and Leicester City will be shown live on Sky Sports, with the fixture against Watford being shown live on BT Sport.
It won’t come as a shock that these are the matches that have been selected to be televised and Louis Van Gaal’s men will obviously be looking for as many points as possible in the run up to the festive season.
Stay tuned for further fixture changes.