Cherries trip first for United

Jose Mourinho will begin life as Manchester United manager in the Premier League on the south coast at Bournemouth.

Man United: Cherries trip first for UnitedMan United: Cherries trip first for United

The new season’s fixtures were announced on Wednesday morning and saw Mourinho’s United given a trip to face Eddie Howe’s men on the weekend of August 13.

Mourinho will come up against his old club Chelsea when he returns to Stamford Bridge on October 22, with Chelsea set for the return game in Manchester on April 15, while he and new Man City boss Pep Guardiola will meet on September 10 in the Old Trafford derby and then again on February 25 at the Etihad.

Other notable games for United include a trip to Liverpool on October 15, with the return at home against the Reds scheduled for January 14.

United play Sunderland at home on Boxing Day and finish the campaign against Crystal Palace at home, scheduled for May 21.

All the fixture dates are subject to change.

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