Wayne Rooney complains about Premier League fixture scheduling

The Manchester United captain not happy with the number of festive games

Wayne Rooney complains about Premier League fixture scheduling

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December 30th, 2014

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Manchester United head to Stoke on New Year’s Day for yet another Premier League encounter, with the players starting to feel the pinch after plenty of action during the Christmas period.

The Red Devils most recently landed a goalless draw at White Hart Lane and Wayne Rooney believes that fatigue played a part in the scoreline, with the United captain hoping that the Premier League take a look at the scheduling for next season.

“It is not easy playing two games in two days and you do lose a lot of the quality from both teams,” Rooney said. “We started so well in the first half against Tottenham but in the second half it was tough and hopefully in the future it has to change. It will probably take someone getting a really bad injury from doing it [playing twice in three days]. No one wants to see that but it is very demanding and I think it does need looking at.

“With the weather – the fans coming from London or travelling from Manchester, it has been tough. It is a lot of money to spend over Christmas as well. But it is what it is. We have to deal with that and we have to try to perform well.

“As a player, you want to play. It is tough but you want to play to try and help the team to win. If you look at all the games [on Sunday], they all lose a lot of quality towards the end.”

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