Manchester United vs Leicester City will be kick-starting the 2018-19 Premier League season on Friday, August 10.
The game was confirmed to kick off 24 hours ahead of initial schedule, when UK television broadcast rights holders Sky Sports and BT Sport, revealed their selections for the first two months of the campaign.
— Premier League (@premierleague) July 6, 2018
It is the second season in a row that Leicester City will be playing the opening game, after losing a 4-3 thriller to Arsenal last season.
The current champions Manchester City’s game at Arsenal has been moved 24 hours to Sunday, August 12.
Also on Sunday, Liverpool will host West Ham.
Wolverhampton Wanderers play Everton in the early evening kick-off on Saturday, while Cardiff has had their match with Newcastle the following Saturday moved to lunchtime, so it can be televised.