Manchester United’s next six fixtures compared with Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham


Following Friday evening’s shock FA Cup fourth-round exit at the hands of Middlesbrough, Manchester United will be looking to get back on track when they travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

United, who were beaten on penalties by the Championship side at Old Trafford, will make the short trip to Turf Moor in pursuit of a third successive league triumph, following successes over both Brentford and West Ham before the winter break.

Victory over the Hammers moved United back into the top-four for the first time since October, meaning they are now tasked with fending off pressure from behind them, opposed to doing the chasing.

United will head into their clash with Burnley one point clear of West Ham in fifth, and two ahead of both Arsenal and Tottenham in sixth and seven respectively, so there is no room for error.

With the race for Champions League football for next season threatening to go right down to the wire, United can ill-afford any slip-ups, especially, against relegation struggling sides like Burnley.

With that in mind, MEN Sports you’ve taken a close look at United’s and their closest rivals’ next six Premier League fixtures.

Manchester United – 4th (38pts)

Back in the top-four for the first time in more than three months, United now have the challenge of remaining in the driving seat for the final Champions League spot, starting against Burnley.

Tuesday’s tussle with Clarets will mark the first of five Premier League outings Ralf Rangnick’s side have before the end of this a vital February.

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After facing Burnley, United return to Old Trafford on Saturday to face Southampton, before hosting fellow south coast club Brighton next Tuesday evening.

They then travel to Elland Road to lock horns with rivals Leeds on February 20. Watford will be United’s final opponent this month, visiting Old Trafford on February 26.

United conclude their batch of next six league outings against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on the first weekend in March.

United’s next six Premier League fixtures:

  • Burnley (A)
  • Southampton (H)
  • Brighton (H)
  • Leeds (A)
  • Watford (H)
  • Manchester City (A)

West Ham – 5th (37pts)

Just one point and one place behind United after being beaten at Old Trafford just over a fortnight ago, the Hammers will be looking to get their top-four push back on track, starting on Tuesday night at home to Watford.

The clash with the Hornets signals the start of a busy period of home games for David Moyes’ side, with four of their next six Premier League assignments coming at the London Stadium. But after facing Watford, the Hammers travel to Leicester on February 13.

Moyes’ troops then have back-to-back home games against Newcastle and Wolves. A visit to Anfield on March 5 to face Liverpool promises to be the Hammers’ toughest test from their next batch of fixtures, before they host Aston Villa on March 13.

West Ham’s next six Premier League fixtures:

  • Watford (H)
  • Leicester (A)
  • New Castle (H)
  • Wolves (H)
  • Liverpool (A)
  • Aston Villa (H)
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Arsenal – 6th (36pts)

Having played just twice in the Premier League so far in 2022 because of fixture cancellations, Arsenal have lost ground in recent weeks — even if it is not by much.

Nevertheless, a huge period looms for Mikel Arteta’s side without the distraction of domestic cup or European football to get in their way. After facing Wolves at Molineux on Thursday evening, the Gunners face a favorable set of looking fixtures.

A big period lies ahead for Arsenal and boss Mikel Arteta.
A big period lies ahead for Arsenal and boss Mikel Arteta.

Brentford will visit the Emirates Stadium on February 19, while Wolves will take on Arsenal again just a few days later on February 24.

The Gunners visit Vicarage Road to face Watford to kick-off their March schedule, before hosting Leicester on March 13. A trip to Aston Villa on March 19 will conclude their run of next six matches.

Arsenal’s next six Premier League fixtures:

  • Wolves (A)
  • Brentford (H)
  • Wolves (H)
  • Watford (A)
  • Leicester (H)
  • Aston Villa (A)

Tottenham – 7th (36pts)

Tottenham have played just three times in the Premier League in 2022 so far, winning two and losing eleven, so they also have ground to make up.

Their next six league fixtures, starting with a home tussle against Southampton on Wednesday evening, offer a real mixed bag of opponents. Following their tussle with the Saints, Wolves visit north London on February 13, meaning Spurs will be targeting six points from their next two home games.

Antonio Conte’s side, however, then face the challenge of three consecutive away games, going head-to-head with Manchester City, Burnley and Leeds all in the final week of February.

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Spurs will kick-off their March schedule at home to Everton on March 7.

Spurs’ next six Premier League fixtures:

  • Southampton (H)
  • Wolves (H)
  • Manchester City (A)
  • Burnley (A)
  • Leeds (A)
  • Everton (H)

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