Manchester United are back, baby! The Reds are at Old Trafford for the Premier League opener on Sunday against fellow struggling giants Chelsea. The Blues saw the Reds get rid of their Europa League winning manager in favor of possibly misplaced nostalgia, and had to swagger-jack United. Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will both be starting their first full seasons as managers (!) at their former clubs, a sure sign that we are all now very, very old.
Chelsea will be missing quite a few key players, and have several question marks over the strength of their squad after losing players without being able to sign replacements due to a transfer ban. Eden “BBW” Hazard has departed for Real Madrid, and David Luiz bizarrely left for Arsenal in a huff on deadline day. United also failed to replace key departing senior players, but because of negligent, parasitic ownership and incompetent senior management, not because of a ban.
Premier League schedule
16:30 in the UK, which translates to 11:30 AM on the east coast of the U.S. and a not too unreasonable 08:30 AM on the west.
Premier League channel
Sky Sports Premier League in the UK, NBCSN or Telemundo in the US. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find out your viewing options.
Premier League streaming
Prediction: David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka; Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Juan Mata; Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.
Update: 10/11. Andreas Pereira starts ahead of Mata. Greenwood and Tuanzebe on the bench. De Gea skippers the side.
Marcus Rashford wins a penalty and take the spot kick himself to put United 1-0 up.
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