Powerless in the face of the gargantuan program that awaits Manchester United by the end of the month, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is annoyed with those who shape the calendars, “people in costume who have never played football and who do not understand what it’s about”.
Three league games in five days. Manchester United is on the menu to say the least. With first a trip to Aston Villa on Sunday (3:05 p.m.), then Leicester’s reception on Tuesday (7 p.m.), before the clash against Liverpool (9:15 p.m.) Thursday. This hellish schedule is due in large part to the postponement of the game between the Red Devils and the Reds. Originally scheduled for Sunday, it could not be held due to the invasion of Old Trafford by Mancunian supporters protesting against the American owners of their club. They gathered in their thousands to demonstrate against the Glazers, even more hated by fans after deciding to join the dissenting Super League project for a time.
Six games between May 9 and 26
The Premier League has therefore decided to reschedule this poster on May 13. Which seriously annoys Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “I had never seen such a calendar in modern football”, railed the technician on Friday at a press conference, convinced that this calendar was shaped by “people in costume, sitting behind desks, who have never played football and who do not understand what it is “. After having challenged Liverpool, his team will have five short days to breathe: they will challenge Fulham on Tuesday 18 May, then complete the Premier League season on the Wolverhampton lawn on Sunday 23 May. Before his Europa League final three days later against Villarreal in Poland (on RMC Sport). In other words, between May 9 and 26, Paul Pogba and his partners will play six games. Just that.
“I can’t make everyone play every minute. Two games in three days is difficult but you can accept it, we do it at Christmas. Two games in three days, after a long season, with all the games we have had is difficult. Three games in five days is very, very difficult, almost impossible. I’m not here sulking but I’m just saying that some people don’t understand the physical nature of the Premier League is the best league in the world, “insisted Solskjaer. Currently second in their league with nine points ahead of fifth place occupied by West Ham, Manchester United are virtually qualified for the next group stage of the Champions League. Note that the winner of the Europa League qualifies directly for the C1.
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