A blockbuster curtain-raiser! – Man United’s Premier League opening day fixture leaked?

FPL appears to suggest Manchester United will face Arsenal on the opening day of the 2020-21 PL campaign

According to the Mirror, it may appear that Manchester United will face Arsenal on the opening day of the 2020-21 EPL season.

Although the official fixture list is scheduled to come out on 21st August, some fans believe they have figured out that appears to be a leak.

Next season’s Fantasy Premier League is now live. The popular game has proven to be a hit in recent years with thousands of fans pitting off against each other.

Manchester United to face Arsenal on the opening day of the English Premier League 2020-21 season?
Will Manchester United face Arsenal on the opening day of the 2020-21 campaign

According to the report, a glitch in the game showed which side each player would be playing against in the opening weekend of the campaign.

The standout fixture of the week is Manchester United vs Arsenal at Old Trafford. Both clubs have fallen off the pace in recent years. With two young managers at the helm, they will hope the season brings about new vigor and life into their squads.

It will not be the first time that United have had to start off against a top-quality opponent. In fact, we faced Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in our season opener this season.

United defeated Cheslea on the opening day of 2019-20 PL season
Manchester United defeated Chelsea 4-0 on the opening day of the 2019-20 season

The event proved to be an unmitigated success as we won 4-0 on the night. It proved to be a catalyst of things to come as we would beat the Blues two more times in the next few months.

Unreliable news?

The leak also seems to suggest that Manchester City will face Crystal Palace at home on an opening day. It is not possible for both Manchester clubs to play their home games in the same week. This could be an indication that the supposed leak is far from accurate. (h/t Mirror)

The 2020-21 Premier League season kicks off on September 12.

United will look to close the gap at the top
United will look to close the gap at the top

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Manchester United could very well start the season late if they go all the way in the Europa League. Hopefully, 2020-21 will be the season where we close the gap at the top.