Man Utd announce date change for vital fixture - with live TV coverage confirmed

Manchester United have confirmed a new date for their crunch fixture with Arsenal.

The fixture was originally scheduled for the weekend of April 22 but due to Arsenal’s progress in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, the clash has been forced to change for the THIRD time this season.

Manchester United had already seen the game at Leigh Sports Village sell out weeks prior but with the Champions League semi final clash between Arsenal and Wolfsburg now taking place on the same weekend, it has forced the crunch title clash to be moved to midweek.

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The club have now confirmed the game will now take place on Wednesday 19 April, with kick-off at 7:15pm and live TV coverage of the game coming from the BBC thanks to the mouthwatering clash likely to have a big say in the outcome of both side’s domestic season.

However, many fans have shown their dismay after the game saw a change for the third time this season. One supporter commented they were “fuming” after they were now unable to make the rearranged date via their Twitter page. One fan also added: “Another game I’ll have to miss because of TV scheduling. They really don’t think (or seem to care) about those of us who don’t have 9-5 Monday to Friday jobs and it’s quite annoying to be honest.”

United have already taken three huge points from the Gunners this season thanks to a 90th minute Alessia Russo winner at the Emirates which ensured a 3-2 win in November and any repeat of that scoreline is certain to see Marc Skinner’s side quality for the UEFA Champions League for the first time.

Skinner’s side currently occupy prime position in the WSL, though Arsenal’s big weekend win over Manchester City saw them go just three points behind United - with a game in hand. Current champions Chelsea are in second, a point behind the Red Devils but also with a game more left to play.

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