Watch: Solkjaer Rips Into Premier League Over Early Kick-Off Time

Watch: Solkjaer Rips Into Premier League Over Early Kick-Off Time
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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Manchester United have halted their recent slide with a 3-1 victory at Everton this afternoon, a game in which they were fairly comfortable throughout.

It was a well deserved victory, one that could have been even more convincing had a couple of refereeing decisions gone their way.

It was a challenging week for United, with a trip to Turkey on Wednesday night followed up by an early kick-off today. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer certainly wasn't happy with the fixture scheduling from the authorities.


Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Solskjaer blamed the injury sustained by Luke Shaw during the game on the condensed schedule, saying his team had been set up to fail.


We were set up to fail. I said it to you before, that I wanted to talk to you about the kick-off time before the game.

This set up the boys to fail. We got Luke Shaw injured today because we've been to Turkey. We've played loads of games this season already, we've been to Turkey on Wednesday night, back on Thursday morning, playing Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

It's an absolute shambles. I can't praise the boys enough for the character they've shown. That's all I'm going to talk about today.

Them boys, they deserve better that to be thrown out here to fail today...

The authorities have set us up to fail. How can I prepare after a Champions League game on Wednesday night in Turkey and set us a Saturday 12 o'clock kick-off?

You've got Liverpool and [Manchester] City, yeah fair play they play against each other, they play on Tuesday and on Sunday. Who is responsible? We've had enough of that, I've had enough.

We have to understand how these players in these times, the pandemic, how mentally draining and physically draining this is. You set them up like this? We've lost Luke Shaw because of this.

Solskjaer will now see his player jet off on international duty, with United now in action again until November 21st when they host West Brom.

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