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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

Friday night football: a new dawn that has left fans feeling Sky’s the limit

Contrary to what Gil Scott-Heron told us all those years ago, the revolution will be televised. On Friday night comes the first of 10 matches that are to take place on that day of the week during this Premier League season – Manchester United v Southampton – and the hope at Sky Sports is that having paid billions for the right to show top-flight football in a new primetime slot, millions tune in to see what is on offer.