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Manchester United see Premier League fixture moved because The Courteeners are playing a gig


Manchester United have seen a timing change to an upcoming fixture (Picture: Getty Images)

Manchester United and Aston Villa were due to meet at 3pm on Saturday 25 September but the fixture has been brought forward to earlier in the day because The Courteeners have a gig that day round the corner.

The indie band are playing at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground on the Saturday evening and to avoid traffic congestion and over-crowding, it is the football fixture that will be moved, now kicking off at 12.30pm.

Unfortunately for Red Devils fans not able to make it to the match, it will not be televised despite the earlier kick-off time.

Chelsea host Manchester City at the same 12.30pm time slot on Saturday 25 September and that will be the only match shown on TV at that point.

The Courteeners are playing at Old Trafford Cricket Ground this month (Picture: Getty Images)

Manchester United released a statement which 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.’

The huge gig in Manchester is sold out with The Courteeners supported by Johnny Marr, Blossoms, The Big Moon and Zuzu.


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