Sir Alex Ferguson's side will be looking to get their 2008/09 campaign off to a winning start when another exciting season begins on 16th August.

Chelsea and new manager Luiz Felipe Scolari entertain Portsmouth at Stamford Bridge, while Arsenal host Barclays Premier League new boys West Bromwich Albion.

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Fellow newcomers Stoke City visit Bolton Wanderers and Hull City will play Fulham at the Kingston Communications Stadium.

Last season's fourth-placed side Liverpool must go Sunderland for their opening day fixture, while Merseyside rivals Everton take on Blackburn Rovers at home.

Aston Villa will play Manchester City at home, Middlesbrough will host Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United will meet Wigan Athletic at Upton Park.

For the full Barclays Premier League fixture list, click here