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Premier League Fixtures 2014-15: Manchester United Get Easy Start

17/06/2014 14:22 BST | Updated 18/06/2014 09:59 BST
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Manchester United's era under Louis van Gaal will begin at home against Swansea City on the opening day of the 2014-15 Premier League season.

Champions Manchester City travel to Newcastle on the opening day, Liverpool host Southampton, Chelsea travel to newly promoted Burnley and Arsenal will take on Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.

Leicester City, Championship champions, await the visit of Everton on the opening weekend while the returning Queens Park Rangers entertain FA Cup finalists Hull City.

The opening day line-up is as follows:

Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Burnley v Chelsea

Leicester City v Everton

Liverpool v Southampton

Manchester United v Swansea City

Newcastle United v Manchester City

Queens Park Rangers v Hull City

Stoke City v Aston Villa

West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur

City and Liverpool face each other in their second match of the season - just like two years ago - only at the Etihad Stadium this time, before the Blues travel to Arsenal on 13 September.

Van Gaal's predecessor David Moyes complained the fixture computer had handed him a difficult start to life at United, yet Van Gaal's is the opposite. The Reds travel to Sunderland and Burnley, face QPR at home, head to Leicester and host West Ham after their curtain-raiser with Swansea.

United do however, play City, Chelsea and Arsenal over the course of four games in October and November.

Liverpool face an awkward start, as they play City and Tottenham away before the end of August and host Everton in late September.

Arsenal's start is unenviable, too. They face Everton, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea before mid-October.

The final day line-up is as follows:

Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion

Aston Villa v Burnley

Chelsea v Sunderland

Crystal Palace v Swansea City

Everton v Tottenham Hotspur

Hull City v Manchester United

Leicester City v Queens Park Rangers

Manchester City v Southampton

Newcastle United v West Ham United

Stoke City v Liverpool

Click here for the full list of all 20 clubs' 38 matches next season

Premier League final day