Swansea City handed season opener at Manchester United

Patrice Evra of Manchester United and Nathan Dyer of Swansea City
Patrice Evra of Manchester United and Nathan Dyer of Swansea City

Swansea City have been handed a mouth-watering trip to Manchester United on the opening day of the 2014/15 Premier League season.

The encounter will be Dutchman Louis van Gaal's first competitive match in charge of the Old Trafford club.

Meanwhile, newly-relegated Cardiff City are also on the road at the start of their Championship campaign with a trip to Blackburn Rovers.

Newport County's League Two fixtures begin against Wycombe Wanderers.

Swansea's first home game will be against Premier League new boys Burnley followed by another game at the Liberty Stadium against West Bromwich Albion. After that comes a trip to Chelsea.

A potentially difficult November faces the Swans with trips to Everton and champions Manchester City sandwiched by a home clash against Arsenal.

Swansea's Christmas campaign sees Swansea at home to Aston Villa on Boxing Day followed by a trip to Liverpool 48 hours later.

After an away start to their campaign, which is scheduled to be played on Friday, 8 August at 19.45 GMT, Cardiff City have two home encounters against Huddersfield Town and Wigan Athletic.

And after a trip to face Championship new boys Wolverhampton Wanders the Bluebirds face fellow relegated clubs Fulham and Norwich City in the space of a fortnight.

On Boxing Day Cardiff face a trip to London to face Charlton Athletic followed two days later by a home clash with Watford.

Cardiff's run-in includes matches against Millwall and Blackpool (both home) and Nottingham Forest (away).

After a home start Newport County face trips to Morecambe and Mansfield.

On Boxing Day Newport host Plymouth Argyle before travelling to Cheltenham Town two days later.

County's season run-in includes clashes with Dagenham and Redbridge ( home), York City (away) and Oxford United (home).

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