Manchester United is advocating for match-going supporters by requesting the Premier League to reconsider fixture arrangements, particularly concerning a late Bank Holiday Monday night kick-off against Crystal Palace.

By the Numbers
  • Last direct train from London Euston to Manchester leaves at 9.39pm, earlier than usual 10.03pm service, due to a reduced Bank Holiday weekend timetable by Avanti West Coast.
  • Between five and 10 coaches to be provided for fans traveling to the match, with all ticket holders entered into a draw to win a signed United shirt.
Yes, But

The late kick-off times have created logistical challenges for supporters, with recent fixtures also causing travel difficulties for fans.

State of Play
  • United is offering free coach travel and organizing a shirt giveaway to address fan issues with the Bank Holiday Monday fixture.
  • Supporters have faced challenges due to late kick-off times for previous matches such as Brentford and Chelsea games.
What's Next

Manchester United will submit a formal request to the Premier League for better consideration of match-going fans in scheduling fixtures with broadcasters.

Bottom Line

Manchester United's initiative aims to prioritize the needs of match-going supporters amidst challenging fixture schedules, underlining the club's commitment to fan welfare and experience.