Man United fans moan about Wolves curtain-raiser, hitting out at Premier League for making match-going fans ‘suffer’ with a Monday night 8pm opener
Manchester United fans have hit out at a fixture list that sees them open their 2023/24 season with one of their ‘worst’ games.
The Red Devils’ first match of the 2023/24 Premier League comes at home against Wolves at 8pm on a Monday night, a fixture many fans seem less than excited for.
Their season then gets tougher as they face both North London clubs away in their first four games, with a home game against Nottingham Forest in between, before hosting Brighton, who did the double over them last season.
It was the Wolves game United fans seemed most aggrieved by though, as fans joked the season could ‘only get better’ after starting with one of ‘the worst’ fixtures.
Some felt the Premier League was not thinking about ‘match-going fans’ and making them ‘suffer’ by giving the Red Devils a weekday game to start the season, while others questioned why they were ‘always’ playing on Monday nights.
Manchester United begin the 2023/24 season by hosting Wolves on a Monday evening
Many fans have been left frustrated that they are not starting their season with a weekend game
The Wolves game is currently United’s only Monday night kick-off of the season, but most fans seemed to agree it was ‘disappointing’ not to start their campaign at the weekend.
There were others, however, who felt that Wolves were ‘not too bad’ an opposition to play first, and argued the calendar was ‘good’ with the exception of December and April.
The final stretch of 2023 does look tough for Erik ten Hag’s side, with games against Newcastle, Chelsea, Bournemouth, Liverpool, West Ham and Aston Villa in the space of 24 days.
April doesn’t look much better as they face Chelsea, Liverpool, Bournemouth, Newcastle and Burnley, although it is worth noting that United played three games outside the league this April.
If they get to the latter stages of the FA Cup or a European competition, their schedule may have to be re-jigged accordingly.
In terms of other big fixtures, the first Manchester derby will take place at Old Trafford in October while the return fixture will take place at the Etihad in early March.
Their last two games of the season come at home to Arsenal and away to Brighton, fixtures that already seem likely to shape the top six.
Later in the season, United will twice face Chelsea and Liverpool in the space of three games
Most fans seemed to agree the Wolves game was an underwhelming start to the season, although some where more concerned about tough games in later months