Sky and BT Sport make decisions over TV request for Ronaldo’s Man Utd debut

Sky and BT Sport have made their decisions over whether or not to request a change to the scheduling of Manchester United's match with Newcastle United next weekend.

The Mail reports that broadcasters have chosen not to request the match is moved so it can be shown live in the United Kingdom as they do not want to mess supporters about.

The 3pm kick-off next Saturday falls within the British football blackout time frame and means that BBC Radio 5 Live will have exclusive coverage of the fixture.

It is set to be Cristiano Ronaldo's second United debut after he returned to the club after 12 years earlier this week.

Instead of choosing to ask for a late change to the scheduling, Sky are expected to show the match in full at 8:30pm as part of their Game of the Day programme.

A late change to the kick-off time and potentially moving the day of the fixture would have disrupted supporters' plans for attending the match at Old Trafford.

This means that BT Sport will show Crystal Palace's home match with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday lunchtime, before Chelsea host Aston Villa live on Sky on Saturday evening.

Liverpool travel to Leeds United on Sunday and Everton play Burnley on Monday night with both matches live on Sky Sports.

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There had been calls to change the scheduling due to the potential for Ronaldo's second United debut occurring next weekend.

Ronaldo's return was confirmed on deadline day after he signed from Juventus for £13.5million on a two-year deal with the option of a third year.

However, the match at home to Newcastle will only be covered live in the UK by BBC Radio 5 Live after the BBC switched from their plans to broadcast commentary from Leicester City v Manchester City.

talkSPORT will not broadcast live commentary from any of the 3pm kick-offs next Saturday, instead sticking with the lunchtime and evening matches.

At present, the first time TV viewers will be able to watch Ronaldo in the Premier League for United live will be when they travel to West Ham United on September 19 live on Sky.

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