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Reds return to defend Premier League title

The reigning champions of the Barclays Premier League are ready to kick off another season. While most of last year’s championship team is returning, there is one big change: David Moyes starts his first Premier League campaign as the team’s new manager.

David Moyes certainly has his work cut out for him: he’s following in the footsteps of coaching legend Sir Alex Ferguson, who guided the Red Devils to 13 Premier League titles in 26 years as the team’s manager.

To help achieve a sense of familiarity, Moyes tapped long-time Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs as a player-coach for the coming season.

“With a lot of the old staff leaving, I think the manager wanted to have that continuity,” said Giggs, whose playing career with Manchester United dates back to 1990. “I'm excited to be learning and working with a new boss after working with the old one for so long, and so far things have worked really well.”

A familiar line up
Despite Ferguson’s retirement, there will be plenty of familiar faces from last year’s winning season back on the pitch for the Reds.

Last season, Robin van Persie led the Premier League in goals scored, finding the back of the net 26 times. He’ll be back again this season on the Reds’ front line. Despite speculation during the summer that Wayne Rooney would part ways with the team, Manchester United has said he is not for sale at any price and will remain a fixture in the front.

Van Persie and Rooney will be joined by Rio Ferdinand, Javier Hernandez, Shinji Kagawa, and Rafael as the heart of the team that will try and get Moyes’ tenure off on the right foot.

Exciting matches early on
Manchester United’s 2013/14 Premier League season starts on August 17 with a match on the road against Swansea City. The following week, the Reds play their home-opener against Chelsea – the team trying the hardest to acquire Rooney for this season.

Fans won’t have to wait long for the Reds’ first big rivalry match: they’ll take on Liverpool on the road on September 1, and the Manchester derby against Manchester City comes on September 22.

As the official logistics partner for Manchester United, DHL will be there every step of the way during the Premier League season. For behind-the-scenes access to the club, be sure to follow @DHL_ManUtdExternal Link for our official partnership feed on Twitter. DHL wishes new manager Moyes and the defending Premier League champs a great 2013/14 season!

Fixtures & Results

For a complete schedule and to stay up with the latest scores and highlights, check out United’s Fixtures & Results pageExternal Link


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