Despite picking up three trophies in his first season at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho will be expected to improve on a sixth-placed league finish
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.
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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
|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.
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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.