BT Sport to screen Louis van Gaal's Premier League opener

A detailed view of the BT Sport commentator's microphones as they speak pitchside ahead of the Barclays Premier League Match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on December 1, 2013
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Broadcaster BT Sport will show Louis van Gaal's first match as Manchester United boss live on the opening day of the Premier League season.

Louis van Gaal's first official match in charge of Manchester United will be screened live by BT Sport on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.

The Red Devils will play host to Swansea City at Old Trafford, which will get underway at 12.45pm on Saturday, August 16.

Speaking about that contest, the head of the broadcaster Simon Green said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have secured some superb matches for the start of the 2014/15 season. On the opening day of the season, all eyes will be on Louis van Gaal fresh from the Netherlands' World Cup efforts and the start of his tenure with Manchester United."

Man United's trip to Burnley will also be screened later that month, before the channel's coverage in September gets underway with Arsenal's home match against champions Manchester City.

Before the end of November, BT Sport will also show the Merseyside derby, as well as Man United vs. Everton and Liverpool vs. Chelsea.

BT Sport's live television fixtures

Manchester United vs. Swansea - Saturday August, 16 (12.45pm)
Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United - Saturday August, 23 (12.45pm)
Burnley vs. Manchester United - Saturday, August 30 (12.45pm)
Arsenal vs. Manchester City - Saturday, September 13 (12.45pm)
Queens Park Rangers vs. Stoke City - Saturday, September 20 (12.45pm)
Liverpool vs. Everton - Saturday, September 27 (12.45pm)
Manchester United vs. Everton - Sunday, October 5 (12.45pm)
Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Sunday, October 18 (12.45pm)
West Ham United vs. Manchester City - Sunday, October 25 (12.45pm)
Newcastle vs. Liverpool - Saturday, November 1 (12.45pm)
Liverpool vs. Chelsea - Saturday, November 8 (12.45pm)
West Bromwich Albion vs. Arsenal - Saturday, November 30 (12.45pm)

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Everton during their Premier League match on December 8, 2013
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