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United's stuttering season continues! The club qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League with a game to spare but the reds continue to draw games they would expect to be getting maximum points from. Recent draws at home to Crystal Palace and away at Southampton highlight the problem. The December calendar and the recently made FA Cup draw mean there is a busy festive period coming up. Fixtures start with a home match against Arsenal on 5th December and then struggling Fulham visit Old Trafford for the second home match in four days. The trip to Valencia is now a match where players could be rested as qualification is secure, especially as the club visit Anfield on December 16th.
Back to domestic action..
Manchester United will resume domestic and European action with home matches against Crystal Palace on 24th November and Young Boys on 27th November. This is followed in December with a visit to Southampton before Arsenal and Fulham visit Old Trafford in quick succession. United will be keen to put the Manchester derby defeat behind them as players return from international duty.
The month of November sees United facing some challenging fixtures, including a trip to Juventus and the Manchester derby. The month's first fixture is the tricky trip to Bournemouth who are rapidly becoming well established in the top flight. This is followed by a Champions League trip to Italy to face Juventus very soon after the home fixture, which was won 1-0 by the Italian giants. Rememberance Sunday sees the club make the short trip to Eastlands to take on City, who look very strong this season. The month is puntuated by the latest "international break".
United back in action after the international break...
The break from club football is nearly over and United's international players will be returning to Old Trafford and Carrington to resume the domestic and European campaigns, First up for the red devils is a trip to Stamford Bridge for a lunchtime match against Chelsea on 20th October. This is followed by the visit to Old Trafford of Italian giants Juventus and the return of former United favourite Cristiano Ronaldo - the match is on Tuesday 23rd October with a kick off of 8pm.
Time to lift the gloom?
After a few poor results including a home League Cup exit to Derby and a poor performance at West Ham in the league, United entertain Newcastle United on Saturday evening in a televised fixture. This is the last action befor an international break and is the ideal game to get the show back on the road. The players need to start believing in themselves again and play for the shirts and the fans. the only people who can turn this around are the players and it is now down to them to prove themselves and earn their salaries.
United held by Wolves after European success.
United were held to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford by newly promoted Wolves on Saturday afternoon. Brazilian Fred became the 500th player to score a competitive goal for United, but the reds failed to keep a clean sheet and Wolves deservedly equalised in the second half to take a share of the spoils bacl to Molineux. The home draw comes after three consecutive away wins including a 3-0 victory in Switzerland over Young Boys. Next up is Derby County in the League Cup.
United's Champions League campaign 2018-19
Manchester United are in a Champions League group with Juventus, Valencia and Young Boys. Their campaign begins on 19th September away in Bern when they play Youn Boys; match 2 sees Valencia visit Old Trafford on 2nd October and on 23rd October the highly anticipated return of Cristiano Ronaldo with his new team Juventus. United travel to Torino for the return fixture on 7th November. Young Boys visit Manchester on 27th November with the final league match being away in Valencia on 12th December.
The new season begins...
Manchester United begin their Premier League campaign for 2018-19 with a home fixture on Friday evening (10th August) against Leicester City, kick off is 8pm. The match is live on Sky Sports and is the first of their Friday evening fixtures for the coming season. This is followed by a long trip to the south coast to take on Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday 19th August, kick off is 4pm and again the match is live on Sky Sports. United's third game of the season and the third game in a row to be covered by Sky Sports is the home match against Tottenham Hotspur. This is Bank Holiday Monday evening and kick off is 8pm.
Pre season fixtures 2018
Manchester United kick off their premier league campaign on Friday 10th August (kick off 8pm) at Old Trafford with a match against Leicester City. Befor the league begins there are a number of friendly matches and tour games which are summarised below. The importance of a good close season cannot be over estimated and the reds will want to hit the ground running when they open the new league season live on Friday night tv.
Fred misses out as Brazil fail to impress in Swiss draw
Future Red Devil Fred had to watch from the sidelines as Brazil kicked-off their World Cup in Russia with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland.
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