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Man Utd’s next 10 league fixtures compared to Man City, Leicester and rivals

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Manchester United returned to winning ways in the Premier League after beating Newcastle United 3-1 on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘s side had drawn their previous two games with Everton and West Brom, allowing Manchester City to extend their lead at the top of the table.

United sit 10 points adrift of their neighbours with the same number of matches played, making their clash at the Etihad Stadium on March 7 all the more important.

Leicester City remain hot on United’s tails, with only goal difference separating the two clubs, whilst West Ham sit a further four points behind after a fantastic season under David Moyes.

With Premier League fixtures against Chelsea, Manchester City and the Hammers to come in their next four games, in between European commitments, here’s a look at how United’s match compare against their nearest rivals.

Man United fixtures

Feb 28: Chelsea (A)

Mar 3: Crystal Palace (A)

Mar 7: Man City (A)

Mar 13: West Ham (H)

Apr 3: Brighton (H)

Apr 10: Tottenham (A)

Apr 17: Burnley (H)

Apr 24: Leeds (A)

May 1: Liverpool (H)

May 8: Aston Villa (A)

Man City fixtures

Feb 27: West Ham (H)

Mar 2: Wolves (H)

Mar 7: Man Utd (H)

Mar 10: Southampton (H)

Mar 13: Fulham (A)

Apr 3: Leicester City (A)

Apr 10: Leeds (H)

Apr 17: Aston Villa (A)

May 1: Crystal Palace (A)

May 8: Chelsea (H)

Leicester City fixtures

Feb 28: Arsenal (H)

Mar 3: Burnley (A)

Mar 6: Brighton (A)

Mar 13: Sheffield United (H)

Apr 3: Man City (H)

Apr 10: West Ham (A)

Apr 17: West Brom (H)

Apr 24: Crystal Palace (H)

May 1: Southampton (A)

May 8: Newcastle (H)

West Ham fixtures

Feb 28: Man City (A)

March 8: Leeds (H)

March 13: Man United (A)

March 21: Arsenal (H)

April 3: Wolves (A)

April 10: Leicester (H)

April 17: Newcastle (A)

April 24: Chelsea (H)

May 1: Burnley (A)

May 8: Everton (H)

Chelsea fixtures

Feb 28: Man United (H)

Mar 4: Liverpool (A)

Mar 8: Everton (H)

Mar 13: Leeds (A)

Apr 3: West Brom (H)

Apr 10: Crystal Palace (A)

Apr 17: Brighton (H)

Apr 24: West Ham (A)

May 1: Fulham (H)

May 8: Man City (A)

Liverpool fixtures

Feb 28: Sheffield United (A)

Mar 4: Chelsea (H)

Mar 7: Fulham (H)

Mar 15: Wolves (H)

Apr 3: Arsenal (A)

Apr 10: Aston Villa (H)

Apr 17: Leeds (A)

Apr 24: Newcastle (H)

May 1: Man United (A)

May 8: Southampton (H)

Everton fixtures

Mar 1: Southampton (H)

Mar 4: West Brom (A)

Mar 8: Chelsea (A)

Mar 14: Burnley (H)

Apr 3: Crystal Palace (H)

Apr 10: Brighton (A)

Apr 17: Tottenham (H)

April 24: Arsenal (A)

May 1: Aston Villa (H)

May 8: West Ham (A)

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Manchester United made heavy weather of their 3-1 win over Newcastle in the Premier League, eventually getting the job done at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford, Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes were on the scoresheet as United got back to winning ways in the league. They face Real Sociedad on Thursday, after hammering the Spanish side 4-0 in their Europa League first leg.

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The verdict

Looking at the fixture list, Chelsea and West Ham will face five of the top seven in their next 10 matches.

Thomas Tuchel’s impact at Stamford Bridge will be throughout examined with the Blues taking on Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton in their next three league fixtures.

United and City both take on four of the top seven in their next 10, with three of those encounters come in United’s next four games, making their upcoming run crucial in the overall picture of their season.

For Leicester City, Liverpool and Everton, they’ll only take on two of the top seven, making their runs a lot kinder. Seven of the Foxes’ remaining eight games are against teams currently in the bottom half of the table, which could give them an advantage when jostling within the top three.

For United, four of their other six matches are against bottom-half clubs, whilst City take on five teams below 10th.

The reigning champions, Liverpool, face six of the bottom half, with Everton taking on five. Overall, it’s Leicester in the driving seat, with West Ham and Chelsea facing the toughest runs.

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