Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit out at the fixture slot awarded to Manchester United by the Premier League this weekend, branding Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off an ‘absolute farce’ after several of his players knocked out. picked up
The Red Devils beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison, but the under-fire manager saved his post-match press conference for complaints about the scheduling of the game – his side’s 2-1 Champions League defeat. Just 64 hours after the end of Away in Istanbul Bastion.
“They are set out to fail!” ?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not happy with the football authorities.
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“How can you expect players to perform to the best of their ability when you send them out at 12.30? Absolutely ridiculous,” he said.
“A month ago we tried to push the game forward. How does it feel for us to play on a Saturday when we could have played on a Sunday and then there’s an international break. I can’t say that every time. How difficult for one. Not only footballers, and we want to see football with quality.
“Our players were set up to fail with today’s schedule. I pushed my club to really fight for it from kick-off time to give us at least half a chance, but it was called off. Granted. They will be assessed and hopefully so. Not too serious, but they [Shaw and Rashford] Looked badly there towards the end.”
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“It doesn’t look great. Victor is hopefully not too bad but it’s his back too. When it’s a serious injury it’s not worth the points, but we got three points today and the boys weren’t giving. “Anyone will have a chance to take three points from us because they were so determined.”
“I really don’t want to lighten the mood. I think it’s such a serious issue, they’re not robots, they’re human beings and they’re asked to perform.