5. Leicester City (Away) 24th December 2017
The Foxes didn’t get the best of the starts to the season which resulted further in the sacking of manager Shakspeare. But things are looking different now with a new coach, Claude Puel. He has managed to earn a victory against Everton and gain a point against Stoke City. Leicester are looking better now, and when United visit them around the Christmas period, it is surely going to be difficult to win against them at the King Power Stadium.
4. West Brom (Away) 17th December 2017
It is never easy to beat a Tony Pulis side irrespective of their form. West Brom are not having the best of times right now in the Premier League, but they can still be a big problem for United. West Brom possess some of the tallest players in the league, and it will be a big threat for United. United will be desperate to clinch all the three points to keep up the pace with Manchester City, and the result at the Hawthorns can a be a crucial factor.
3. Watford (Away) 29th November 2017
Watford were victorious last season against United at the Vicarage Road. They are looking good this season, upsetting some of the bigger teams in the league already. It is surely going to be very difficult for United to get the result they want with the type of game Watford are playing. United have to be effective both attacking-wise, and defensively, a balance which they have struggled to keep consistent and Watford will surely exploit this factor.
2. Arsenal (Away) 2nd December 2017
Arsenal have struggled this season, and it is doubtful if they will qualify for the Champions League next season. But with the Gunners, you can never predict. United have lost the last two games they played at the Emirates, and this is not good news for the United fans. United have to win consistently now if they are to stand a chance to challenge City for the title and for that, a victory at the Emirates is a must.
1. Manchester City (Home) 10th December 2017
Without an iota of doubt, this is the biggest match of the season so far. City have been almost unstoppable in the league and United are chasing them ever since the start. With the rivalry and title factor mattering too much at this stage, a victory for either side can make a huge difference in the title race. Pep Guardiola has been impressive while Jose still has work to be done and it is his best chance to silence the critics and take United closer to the top position.