Manchester United to face Tottenham on opening day of Premier League season

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Manchester United will begin the 2015/16 Premier League season with a home clash against rivals Tottenham. 

In the standout fixture of the opening game of the weekend, Louis van Gaal's side will take on the team that ended just one place below them in the 2014/15 campaign. After suffering defeat against Swansea City in Van Gaal's first league game in charge of the club last season, the Red Devils will be desperate to make amends against Spurs this time round. 

First six games

And it's most certainly going to be an interesting opening period for the Red Devils, who will be desperate to get off the mark quickly this term. After playing host to Tottenham, the Red Devils will travel to Villa Park to take on last season's FA Cup finalists Aston Villa. 

United then take on Newcastle United and Swansea City, before two tricky clashes against the duo of Liverpool and Southampton in what looks set to be a mixed bag of opening clashes for the Old Trafford outfit. 

Sat Aug 8 Tottenham Hotspur H
Sat Aug 15 Aston Villa A
Sat Aug 22 Newcastle United H
Sat Aug 29 Swansea City A
Sat Sep 12 Liverpool H
Sat Sep 19 Southampton A

(Dates subject to change)

On the final day of the season, meanwhile, the Red Devils will play host to Premier League newcomers A.F.C. Bournemouth. 

Title challenge 

There's no doubt about it, after securing a Champions League place under Louis van Gaal last term, the Red Devils will be desperate to maintain a title challenge in 2015/16. Ultimately, last term, it was all about returning to Europe for the Manchester United boss, but fans will be expecting a great deal more sooner rather than later. 

And, there's no reason why the Red Devils can't challenge the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Co. in the upcoming campaign. Signings, of course, are needed at Old Trafford, as Louis van Gaal goes about balancing out his team in Manchester. 

Of course, United fans will already be excited by the prospect of Dutchman Memphis Depay playing for the club, with the wide-man having already completed his move to the Red Devils, but a long summer has only just started for the club's hierarchy. 

There's the David de Gea saga, of course, while fans of the club will be hoping that Van Gaal and Co. invest in defence and attack. One thing's for sure, it looks set to be another huge season for all involved at Manchester United. 

Manchester United fans: What do you think of the fixture list? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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