Man United's December 2 trip to Newcastle will now kick-off at 8pm

Man United’s December 2 trip to Newcastle will now kick-off at 8pm owing to Champions League commitments, as the Premier League announce fixture changes

  • Manchester United’s trip to Newcastle on December 2 will be an 8pm kick-off
  • The TNT TV pick would have been lunchtime but for the Champions League 
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Manchester United’s trip to Newcastle United on December 2nd has been selected by TNT Sports, and will move to an 8pm kick-off.

The Premier League has announced TV picks for the first weekend of the final month of the year.

With both the Magpies and the Red Devils involved in Champions League action midweek, the league meeting between them will be an 8pm kick-off, owing to rules which prevent teams with Wednesday Champions League commitments meeting at lunchtime on Saturday. 

Manchester United are in Turkey to face Galatasaray on Wednesday evening.  

With other European commitments also changing schedules across the weekend, just three of the ten games will kick-off at 3pm on Saturday.

Erik ten Hag’s Man United will travel to Newcastle for an 8pm kick-off on Saturday December 2

The Premier League has said which games will be televised on the first weekend in December 

Manchester City’s top-of-the-table clash with Spurs will be the Sunday 4.30pm kick-off

Nottingham Forest vs Everton has been selected for Sky’s 5.30 game, with TNT hosting the game at St James’ Park between Eddie Howe’s and Erik ten Hag’s sides that night. 

West Ham’s home London derby against Crystal Palace will be the 2pm Sky Sports game on Sunday, preceding the top-of-the-table meeting where Manchester City host Tottenham Hotspur.

Brighton’s trip to Chelsea and Liverpool’s home game against Fulham are both 2pm Sunday kick-offs owing to Europa League commitments.  

Aston Villa’s trip to Bournemouth has similarly been moved to Sunday as the visitors are in UEFA Conference League action at home to Legia Warsaw that Thursday. 

The games moved owing to European commitments will not be televised, owing to current rules, but the next set of rights will see all 2pm Sunday games available to TV broadcasters. 

When announcing the December 2 and 3 schedule, the Premier League wrote: ‘The remaining December and January selections will be announced early next week.’ 

The Premier League are making a call about the possibility of a Christmas Eve game for the first time since 1995, with Wolves and Chelsea set to be involved as Sky look to maximise their festive TV offerings. 

However, rumours of the proposal have been met with anger from fans of both sides, as it complicates Christmas plans, and creates serious travel issues for both sets of supporters.  

Premier League December 2/3 

Saturday 2 December

15:00 Arsenal v Wolves

15:00 Brentford v Luton Town

15:00 Burnley v Sheff Utd

17:30 Nott’m Forest v Everton (Sky Sports)

20:00 Newcastle v Man Utd (TNT Sports)

Sunday 3 December

14:00 AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa

14:00 Chelsea v Brighton

14:00 Liverpool v Fulham

14:00 West Ham v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)

16:30 Man City v Spurs (Sky Sports)

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