The Premier League have officially confirmed the dates and kick-off times for Manchester United’s crucial games against Manchester City and Arsenal in January.
The Red Devils went into the World Cup break on a high with a dramatic 2-1 win at Fulham. Alejandro Garnacho scored his maiden league goal in the dying seconds of stoppage time.
With the result, United are only three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand and they will be aiming to close the gap after the mid-season break.
It has already been confirmed that United will return to action with a Carabao Cup fourth round tie against Burnley on Wednesday, December 21. The game will be played just days after the World Cup final (18th).
After facing the Clarets, they are scheduled to take on Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the league before hosting Bournemouth at Old Trafford at the start of 2023.
The Premier League had already provided the dates and timings for those games and have now released the schedule for the next two against Manchester City (home) and Arsenal (away).
United were humbled by the Cityzens at the Etihad Stadium back in early October with a 6-3 loss and they will be aiming to avenge the result when Pep Guardiola’s side visit Old Trafford on Saturday, January 14th.
It will be an early 12.30pm GMT kick-off and will be broadcasted on BT Sport. Meanwhile, it is important to note that the Carabao Cup quarter-finals will be played in the preceding week.
If United or City are involved in a quarter-final tie on Thursday, January 12, the Manchester derby will be postponed to Sunday, January 15th with kick-off at 12.00pm GMT.
The next weekend will see United visit league leaders Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. The game will be played on Sunday, January 22nd. It will kick-off at 4.30pm GMT and will be shown on Sky Sports.
Such has been Arsenal’s form this campaign, United are still the only league side to have beaten them.
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