Manchester United next six Premier League fixtures after Liverpool match is postponed

Manchester United are heading into a crucial run of fixtures as they hope to secure their top-four place.

Ralf Rangnick’s men discovered that their clash with Liverpool on Sunday, March 20 has been postponed. The decision comes after Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Norwich City 2-1 on Wednesday to progress in the FA Cup.

The quarter-finals of the domestic competition are set to take place on the same weekend as the aforementioned Premier League tie and the FA Cup takes precedent. This means United’s last match this month will be the Champions League second leg against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, March 15.

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With that in mind here is a revised look at Manchester United’s next six Premier League games both before and after the international break.

Sunday, March 6 – Manchester City (A)

United start the month with a daunting trip to their fierce rivals City in the Manchester derby. Pep Guardiola’s men currently sit top of the Premier League with a six-point cushion.

Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United lost 2-0 to City in a one-sided game. Plenty has changed since then and the Red Devils will be hoping to claim bragging rights this weekend.

Saturday, March 12 – Tottenham Hotspur (H)

The big fixtures are coming thick and fast for United over the next couple of matches. The Reds welcome Spurs in the teatime kick-off hoping to increase the gap between themselves and Antonio Conte’s team.

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Spurs have been inconsistent in recent weeks. Victories over Man City and Leeds were impressive but defeats to Burnley and Middlesbrough in the FA Cup have angered their fans.

Saturday, April 2 – Leicester City (H)

Another teatime fixture is to come for United following the Champions League and international break. The Foxes, managed by former United target Brendan Rodgers, have been lackluster this campaign.

Sitting 12th in the current table, Leicester are likely seeing this season as a transitional period. This will be a fixture United will be hoping to earmark as a victory.

Saturday, April 9 – Everton (A)

A lunchtime trip to Goodison Park is on the horizon for United. Frank Lampard recently took over on Merseyside with the club firmly in a relegation dogfight after improvements from Newcastle and Burnley.

Manchester United loanee Donny van de Beek will be unable to face his parent club. Dele Alli, another of Lampard’s deadline day deals, could feature against United though.

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Saturday, April 16 – Norwich City (H)

Dean Smith’s Canaries will visit Old Trafford over Easter weekend. Norwich look likely to be plying their trade in the Championship come the summer.

However, since Smith joined the club, Norwich have improved. United found it tough to break them down earlier this season at Carrow Road so the visitors could be a tough nut to crack.

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Saturday, April 23 – Arsenal (A)

The Reds end their tough six-game spell with a trip to the Emirates Stadium. Mikel Arteta’s Gunners are arguably United’s biggest threats to their top-four place.

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Currently, Arsenal sit two points behind United with three games in hand. By the time Rangnick’s men travel to North London, United could need the result to avoid them playing catch up.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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