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Season 20/21: What to Expect at Old Trafford

The 20/21 Season at Old Trafford, and other clubs in the English football league, is going to continue to be different than normal. Play resumed on 17 June without spectators after the enforced lockdown and Premier League clubs squeezed nine matchdays into one month, with the last games of the season being played on 26 July and the FA Cup final on 1 August. 

Start and end dates of the 20/21 Season

On 24 July, the 2020-21 Premier League start date was confirmed as Saturday 12 September. The Football Association had wanted to stick with an August start date because of England’s UEFA Nations League fixtures against Iceland and Denmark scheduled for 5 and 8 September respectively, but the Premier League clubs pushed for a start date to September, arguing that players required a longer break after an exhausting end to the 2019-20 season.

Solskjaer has created a young squad at Manchester United who are looking for their first trophy under the Norwegian. The team are keen to lift the Europa League trophy should they win their semi-final clash with Sevilla on 16 August and the final on 21 August. It is hoped this will help push the team to make a serious title charge next season. This offers Man U fans the chance to check out new online casinos with sportsbooks where they can take a punt on results. Premier League clubs will see the 20/21 season end on 23 May 2021, bringing the season end to its usual date.

Premier League 2020-21 fixtures

The Premier League fixtures release is expected around 21 August, though the match dates have been confirmed as starting weekly from Saturday 12 September, with no matches on 10 October, 14 November, but weekday matches on 16 and 28 December as well as 13 and 20 January (match week 18) and Wednesday 3 February. There will be no matches on 27 March 2021, but games on Wednesday 12 May and Sunday 23 May.

New kit

The Old Trafford players will be wearing new shirts in the 20/21 Season. The home kit retains the classic red design inspired by their iconic “Red Devil” crest that was adopted in 1973 that is now an iconic symbol representing the heart and passion of the club.

Created by Adidas, the design includes the famous white Adidas stripes on the shoulder and a new yellow-and-black pattern up and down the torso and arms. The new design of the home kit has received mixed responses, with promotional pictures of players in the new shirts said to be showing the players are not excited by the new design. The kit has already been seen on the pitch, when United restarted their Europa League campaign at Old Trafford with a round-of-16 second leg against LASK on 5 August, five months after they won the first leg 5-0 in Austria.

Transfer window open to 5 October

Premier League clubs are busy tweaking their squads ahead of the new campaign, with the window scheduled to close on 5 October. Manchester United’s work on a deal with Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s number one target, seems to have failed. Manchester United are back on the trail of Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez, though no deal has ever been agreed. According to Serbian publication Republika, Manchester United have agreed a EUR12m (GBP10.8m) deal to sign Serbian winger Filip Stevanovic from Partizan Belgrade. It has been claimed Stevanovic would immediately return to Partizan Belgrade on loan for the upcoming season.

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