You don’t have to wait much longer to see Manchester United back in action.
The Premier League is about to restart and we will just have to get used to watching games behind closed doors. Admittedly, I have long come to the conclusion that any bit of football is better than none.
This morning, The Times published some information regarding the upcoming Premier League fixture list for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. It’s set to restart on June 17 and the report in question outlined the following updates on the likely TV schedule:
‘Sky will screen the first matches when the league restarts on June 17; Aston Villa vs Sheffield United at 6pm and Manchester City v Arsenal at 8pm, and is also set to show Tottenham v Manchester United on the evening of Friday 19.
‘BT Sport’s first game is likely to be Watford v Leicester City on the Saturday lunchtime.’
Usually a Friday night fixture is met with disapproval from traveling fans due to kick-off times and avoidable traffic congestion, but since fans aren’t allowed to attend these games we’re going to selfish and hope this results in a festival of football with games played every few days.
Twitter user @FPLvis spotted a suggestion that Tottenham will take on United in the first round of fixtures when the Premier League resumes, as pointed out below:
Am I missing something @LetsTalk_FPL @FFScout, or does this Sky Sports article about Vertonghen's contract suggest Spurs and United will play each other in the opening gameweek? pic.twitter.com/OwBaXtKPRN
— FPLvis (@FPLvis) June 4, 2020
It is important to note that nothing has been confirmed yet, although the Guardian claim the Premier League is close to agreeing on a provisional fixture list for the remainder of the season.
With 92 matches left to play in the league, you should be able to excuse a slight delay in announcement – though there should be confirmation in the coming days.
You will be able to watch matches between now and the end of the season on Sky, BT Sport, Amazon Prime or BBC.