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8 Key Dates for Your Diary After 2018/19 Man Utd Premier League Fixtures Announced

The Premier League season finished barely a month ago, but fixtures for the 2018/19 campaign have already been published to give fans everywhere something to look forward...apparently something called the World Cup is taking place this summer too?

Manchester United will be looking to get closer to rivals Manchester City in the Premier League title race next season as Jose Mourinho realises his ambition of winning yet another national league title with a fifth different club.

Here's a look at key fixtures dates to look out for, followed by the full list of 38...

1. Tottenham Hotspur (H) - Saturday 25 August

After favourable early games against Leciester and Brighton on the first two weekends of the new season, United will face the first of their main top six rivals at the end of August when Tottenham visit Old Trafford.

United beat Spurs 1-0 in this fixture last season and also emerged victorious when the two met in the FA Cup semi final at Wembley in April.

2. Chelsea (A) - Saturday 20 October

In his third season as United boss, Jose Mourinho will be heading back to Stamford Bridge to face former club Chelsea towards the end of October.

The chances are that foe Antonio Conte probably won't be in charge of Chelsea by then, but Mourinho still hasn't tasted anything other than defeat on his three back to west London, including one in the FA Cup, since he left the club in 2015.

3. Manchester City (A) - Saturday 10 November

The first eagerly awaited Manchester derby of the season will be held at the Etihad Stadium in November, with United looking to repeat their recent feat and beat City in their own backyard.

The title race was effectively over by November last season after City's record breaking win streak, but as champions they will have a target on their back this time around and everything is set to be much, much closer.

4. Arsenal (H) - Tuesday 4 December

United's rivalry with Arsenal is no longer what it was given how the Gunners have slipped in recent years, but the fact that December will mark the first time in 22 years that a manager other than Arsene Wenger has brought an Arsenal team to Old Trafford makes it intriguing.

Three-time Europa League winner Unai Emery is the man calling the shots now.

5. Liverpool (A) - Saturday 15 December

England's greatest football rivalry is as competitive as ever after Liverpool have returned to the Premier League top four and even somehow reached the Champions League final last month.

United haven't been beaten at Anfield in the Premier League since 2013, while it has been four long years since Liverpool last won against United, home or away. This could be a perfect opportunity to prove the renewed Scouse hype is hot air at best.

6. Liverpool (H) - Saturday 23 February

The reverse clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford will come a few weeks into the new year and falls after a favourable run during which United will have played Brighton, Burnley, Leicester and Fulham in the weeks beforehand.

There is every opportunity to build momentum and beating Liverpool at that stage of the season could be the perfect foundation for the title run-in.

7. Manchester City (H) - Saturday 16 March

One week before the second Manchester derby of the season, United are due to travel to London to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in what could a decisive few days.

Despite the recent win at the Etihad and a home win the league cup in 2016, United haven't actually beaten City at Old Trafford in the Premier League since April 2015 when Marouane Fellaini helped tear the noisy neighbours a new one. It's high time that changed.

8. Cardiff City (H) - Sunday 12 May

United's 2018/19 Premier League season will conclude with Cardiff's trip to Old Trafford on 12th May. It could be a favourable game if United are looking for a win to potentially seal the title, although Cardiff may also be fiercely scrapping for points in a relegation battle.

United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was Cardiff manager the last time the clubs met. That 2-0 win in January 2014 also saw Juan Mata make his United debut after joining from Chelsea.

Full List of Manchester United Premier League Fixtures 2018/19:

Leicester City (H) - Saturday 11 August

Brighton & Hove Albion (A) - Saturday 18 August

Tottenham Hotspur (H) - Saturday 25 August
Burnley (A) - Saturday 1 September
Watford (A) - Saturday 15 September
Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) - Saturday 22 September
West Ham United (A) - Saturday 29 September
Newcastle United (H) - Saturday 6 October
Chelsea (A) - Saturday 20 October
Everton (H) - Saturday 27 October

Bournemouth (A) - Saturday 3 November
Manchester City (A) - Saturday 10 November

Crystal Palace (H) - Saturday 24 November
Southampton (A) - Saturday 1 December
Arsenal (H) - Tuesday 4 December
Fulham (H) - Saturday 8 December
Liverpool (A) - Saturday 15 December
Cardiff City (A) - Saturday 22 December

Huddersfield Town (H) - Wednesday 26 December
Bournemouth (H) - Saturday 29 December

Newcastle United (A) - Tuesday 1 January
Tottenham Hotspur (A) - Saturday 12 January
Brighton & Hove Albion (H) - Saturday 19 January
Burnley (H) - Tuesday 29 January
Leicester City (A) - Saturday 2 February
Fulham (H) - Saturday 9 February

Liverpool (H) - Saturday 23 February
Crystal Palace (A) - Tuesday 26 February
Southampton (H) - Saturday 2 March
Arsenal (A) - Saturday 9 March
Manchester City (H) - Saturday 16 March
Watford (H) - Saturday 30 March
Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) - Saturday 6 April
West Ham United (H) - Saturday 13 April
Everton (A) - Saturday 20 April
Chelsea (H) - Saturday 27 April
Huddersfield Town (A) - Saturday 4 May
Cardiff City (H) - Sunday 12 May

Exact dates remain subject to change