Five Key Matches
v Manchester City (H) on September 10
Mourinho v Guardiola will be the perfect test of who has settled in better and got their house in order first…with five months of bragging rights on the line.
v Leicester City (H) on September 24
Their Community Shield match in August will be their first clash after the off-season but this game will be the real gauge of how this season will unfold.
v Chelsea (A) on October 23
The Special One. Back at Stamford Bridge. Talk about red letter days in the diary. This match will be The Special One.
v Liverpool (H) on January 15
Alex Ferguson made this the benchmark test for his teams, the one he always wanted to win. New management may not feel the same rivalry – but fans still will.
v Arsenal (A) on May 7
Going into the final straight, this match could prove a potential speed bump for the Red Devils as they hone in on a title finish.
SBS Host Lucy Zelic's Prediction: 2nd
Jose Mourinho declared nothing short of the title will be enough for Manchester United. With Swedish goal machine Zlatan Ibrahimovic, an open cheque book and expectations high, the Portuguese boss will leave no stone unturned in his mission to return the Red Devils to the top of the pile.