Sir Alex Ferguson has vented his anger at United having a Sunday kick off this weekend ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game away at Real Madrid.
Real Madrid are entertaining Sevilla this Saturday while United face Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday at 4pm.
Sir Alex noted:
“The Premier League agree the contract with TV and they are in control. But they are not giving our teams a chance to be successful in Europe,”
“It is ridiculous to think we are playing on Sunday and Real Madrid have an extra day’s rest,” added Ferguson, 71.
“It is not fair. France play on Friday nights. Why? Possibly we (England) get more money out of television I don’t know.
“Other countries make sacrifices for their top teams in Europe. What can you do? Not turn up? I would like to do that by the way.”
“It is pointless complaining about these things all the time.”
“How many times have I complained about it? You’ve heard my complaints. Do they listen?”
United can’t afford to take any chances against an Everton side that have already taken three points at Goodison Park, especially with the memory of just how badly the 4-4 draw at Old Trafford affected the title race last season.
With United having to travel to Spain it doesn’t leave a lot of time for recuperation after the Everton match although with the strength and depth of the United squad at the moment there’s no reason why Sir Alex can’t rotate some of his side over the two fixtures.
With Ashley Young back from injury plus Shinji Kagawa, Tom Cleverley and Antonio Valencia all enjoying successful international games, there’s certainly a lot of attacking options for the Reds.