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Premier League fixtures 2014/15: Louis van Gaal to begin Manchester United reign on BT Sport

Both BT Sport and Sky Sports have announced their televised matches for the first four months of the season

BT Sport have confirmed that they will show Louis van Gaal’s first match in charge of Manchester United, as their Premier League opening match against Swansea has been selected for the day’s early kick-off on 16 August.

Van Gaal is set to begin his role as the United  manager on Wednesday, and he will do so in the knowledge that his first match at Old Trafford will screened to millions around the world, eager to see whether he is indeed the answer to United’s current problems.

The sport broadcasters, who are heading into their second season of live Premier League coverage, will show United three time in the first 13 rounds, and they’ll also show their rivals Manchester City as many times – plus the curtain-raising Community Shield at Wembley a week before the Premier League gets underway.

With United taking centre stage on BT Sport, Sky Sports will show their main title contenders all on the opening round, as Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea will all feature on Sky from 16-18 August.


Arsenal have been selected as the late kick-off on the Saturday when they host Crystal Palace, while Liverpool v Southampton will begin a Super Sunday that also includes Newcastle v Manchester City. To wrap up the first round, newly promoted Burnley will welcome Chelsea to Turf Moor, and Sean Dyche’s side won’t have to wait long before featuring on television once more as they face United in round three – which will be live on BT Sport.

A repeat of the Community Shield will feature on 13 September as BT Sport screen Arsenal v Manchester City, with the defending champions heading to the Emirates after appearing taking on Liverpool in a clash between last season’s top-two – live on Sky Sports.

BT Sport will have the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton on Saturday 27 September, while the North London derby on 27 September will see Arsenal and Spurs kick-off in the evening match on Sky Sports.

October will see United play their third match on BT Sport with Sky Sports serving up the all-London clash between Chelsea and Arsenal – where Arsene Wenger will be looking for revenge for last season’s 6-0 mauling in his 1,000th match in charge, an Jose Mourinho’s side will meet Van Gaal’s United towards the end of the month which is also due to be screened on Sky.

City-title-1.jpgNovember kicks off with a bang as Sky Sports will show the first Manchester derby of the season – providing they don’t meet in the League Cup – with United meeting Arsenal later in the month. For BT, they will look to Liverpool’s encounter against Chelsea at Anfield as their main draw for the month.

Sky Sports


Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Saturday 16, 5:30pm

Liverpool v Southampton, Sunday 17, 1:30pm

Newcastle United v Manchester City, Sunday 17, 4pm

Burnley v Chelsea, Monday 18, 8pm

Everton v Arsenal, Saturday 23, 5:30pm

Hull City v Stoke City, Sunday 24, 1:30pm

Sunderland v Manchester United, Sunday 24, 4pm

Manchester City v Liverpool, Monday 25, 8pm

City and Liverpool will meet early in the season, with the 3-2 win for the Reds at Anfield still fresh in the memory

Everton v Chelsea, Saturday 30, 5:30pm

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool, Sunday 31, 1:30pm

Leicester City v Arsenal, Sunday 31, 4pm


Liverpool v Aston Villa, Saturday 13, 5:30pm

Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers , Sunday 14, 4pm

Hull City v West Ham United, Monday 15, 8pm

West Ham United v Liverpool, Saturday 20, 5:30pm

Leicester City v Manchester United, Sunday 21, 1:30pm

Manchester City v Chelsea, Sunday 21, 4pm

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, Saturday 27, 5:30pm

The last time the two North London sides met Arsenal ran out 1-0 winners at White Hart Lane

West Bromwich Albion v Burnley, Sunday 28, 4pm

Stoke City v Newcastle United, Monday 29, 8pm


Aston Villa v Manchester City, Saturday 4, 5:30pm

Chelsea v Arsenal, Sunday 5, 2:05pm

West Ham United v Queens Park Rangers, Sunday 5, 4:15pm

Queens Park Rangers v Liverpool, Sunday 19, 1:30pm

Stoke City v Swansea City, Sunday 19, 4pm

West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, Monday 20,  8pm

Swansea City v Leicester City, Saturday 25, 5:30pm

Burnley v Everton Sunday 26, 1:30pm

Manchester United v Chelsea, Sunday 26, 4pm

Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa, Monday 27, 8pm

November kicks off with a bang, with United hoping for better fortunes this season in the Manchester derby


Manchester City v Manchester United, Sunday 2, 1:30pm

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday 2, 4pm

Crystal Palace v Sunderland, Monday 3, 8pm

Queens Park Rangers v Manchester City, Saturday 8, 5:30pm

West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United, Sunday 9, 1:30pm

Swansea City v Arsenal, Sunday 9, 4pm

Arsenal v Manchester United, Saturday 22, 5:30pm

Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Sunday 23, 1:30pm

Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday 23, 4pm

Aston Villa v Southampton, Monday 24, 8pm

Sunderland v Chelsea, Saturday 29, 5:30pm

Southampton v Manchester City, Sunday 30, 1:30pm

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton, Sunday 30, 4pm



Manchester United v Swansea, Saturday 16, 12:45pm

Van Gaal will face Swansea in his first game in charge

Aston Villa  v  Newcastle United, Saturday 23, 12.45pm

Burnley v Manchester United, Saturday 30, 12:45pm


Arsenal v Manchester City, Saturday 13, 12:45pm

Queens Park Rangers v Stoke City, Saturday 20, 12.45pm

Liverpool v Everton, Saturday 27, 12:45pm

Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez pictured during the 222nd Merseyside derby


Manchester United v Everton, Sunday 5, 12.00pm

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Saturday 18, 12:45pm

West Ham United v Manchester City, Saturday 25, 12.45pm


Newcastle v Liverpool, Saturday 1, 12.45pm

Liverpool v Chelsea, Saturday 8, 12:45pm

West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal, Saturday 30, 12:45pm