Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit out at the Premier League after they scheduled three games in five days for Manchester United.
The postponement of United’s visit of Liverpool on Sunday and the league’s reluctance to reschedule it for a weekend after the protests at Old Trafford means things are going to get more hectic for the Reds.
Solskjaer’s side have a Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday fixture hurdle coming up.
United travel to Aston Villa on Sunday before hosting Leicester City on Tuesday night. Two days later it’s Liverpool at home before a free weekend.
“It’s unheard of,” Solskjaer told BT Sport (via MEN). “It’s made by people who’ve never played football at this level. Physically, impossible for the players to do it after being here, doing Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday, it’s impossible. So we’ve not been dealt a good hand but we’ll have to play as well as we can.”
The manager made sure to use all five of his substitutions last night against Roma.
They lost the made 3-2 but won the tie 8-5.
Villarreal await United in the final.
With further protests planned, nobody truly knows what will be in store this week. Will the Liverpool squad come straight from Merseyside rather than stopping at a hotel in Manchester city centre? United themselves may do something differently as part of their preparations.