Why is Newcastle v Man Utd scheduled to kick off at 8pm on Saturday?

Bit late this.

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Manchester United travel to Newcastle for their latest Premier League fixture this weekend – but the match takes place at a strange old time.

If you’ve browsed through the TV guide then it won’t have escaped your attention that the St James’ Park clash kicks off at 8pm on Saturday, December 2.

It’s not the first time Premier League bosses have scheduled a match for this late in the day and there’s a simple explanation for it.

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Newcastle v Man Utd kick-off time

Newcastle v Man Utd is scheduled to kick off at 8pm on Saturday due to a combination of Champions League commitments and television rights.

TNT Sports selected the fixture for its Saturday lunchtime slot, but the kick-off time is deemed too soon for teams playing in Europe on Wednesday or later.

The Red Devils were involved in a Champions League classic on Wednesday evening as they threw away the lead on multiple occasions in a 3-3 draw with Galatasaray.

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Lawro: Newcastle were robbed, that handball decision was ridiculous against Paris St Germain and Manchester United’s defensive frailties were on display against Galatasaray yet again. They just can’t seem to get rid of them. Newcastle 2-1 Manchester United.

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