MAN UTD are in early kick-off action this weekend against Aston Villa at Old Trafford.
The two sides will clash at 12.30pm UK time, the same time Chelsea are due to play their game with Man City at Stamford Bridge.
Man Utd take on Aston Villa in the early kick-off on SaturdayCredit: Reuters
But only Chelsea vs City will be shown on live TV, with BT Sport hosting the coverage.
Why is Man Utd vs Aston Villa being played at 12:30pm on Saturday?
United haven’t dropped a point at home this season and will be hoping that continues on Saturday.
But with preparation for the clash slightly disrupted, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will have to be on top form.
The Red Devils were originally due to get their match with Villa underway at 3pm UK time, but will now be playing at 12.30pm.
This comes as a result of advice from Trafford Council Safety Advisory Group.
The reason for their request is that music band The Courteeners will be performing a concert at Old Trafford cricket ground later that evening.
With a 3pm kick-off finishing close to 5pm, there were safety concerns over the sheer number of fans from both events mixing at the same time.
A Man Utd club statement read: “Our home match against Aston Villa on 25 September has been brought forward to a 12.30 BST kick-off, following a request from Trafford Council Safety Advisory Group to move the game due to The Courteeners concert at Lancashire Cricket Club, Emirates Old Trafford, on the same day.
“This request was supported by Greater Manchester Police and TfGM to avoid significant crowd, traffic and operational issues locally.
“We regret any disruption that this may cause around our supporters’ plans for the day.”
You can follow the action from Old Trafford here at SunSport with our live blog.
United won their last league 2-1 game against West Ham while Villa ran out worthy 3-0 winners over Everton.
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