Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has grappled with the match schedule and said that set the club up for failure, following a 3-1 win against Everton on Saturday..
United have won just three of their first eight Premier League games this season and back-to-back losses against Arsenal, in Solskjaer’s 100th game in charge of the club, and Istanbul Basaksehir led to speculation about their future at Old Trafford.
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However, United responded with a 3-1 away win at Goodison Park to ease the pressure on Solskjaer and launched late in the game on the schedule they have had to deal with.
“We were prepared to fail. The start time set us up to fail. We have been in Turkey, we played a lot of games this season, we came back Thursday morning and we played Saturday lunchtime, it’s an absolute disaster,” he said. .
“These guys deserve better. Luke Shaw got hurt because of that. He’s a hamstring that could be long and Marcus Rashford could be struggling.”
“The authorities prepared us to fail, who is responsible? We have had enough. Players this season, in these times, a pandemic, mentally and physically is exhausting. Let’s play on a Sunday, there is an international break after this, it is a joke “.
Liverpool and Manchester City, who played in the Champions League on Tuesday, have a kickoff on Sunday afternoon.
Bruno Fernandes was the winner of the match with two goals and one assist for Edinson Cavani.
“The most important thing for me as No. 10 is to serve my teammates, like I did at the end with Cavani,” Fernandes said after the game.
“I had the opportunity to shoot and look for the hat trick, but I see it alone. And if Marcus can score the second goal, it is not a problem for me. Everyone should be leaders.”