Get ready for a Sir Alex Ferguson outburst – it’s in the post, according to the Daily Mirror. The newspaper report that the fixture compilers have not been kind to Manchester United this summer, handing them six tricky away matches after each of their Champions League group games.
Although the Scot has not yet publicly commented on this turn of events, Old Trafford legend Paddy Crerand has probably said what Fergie is thinking, blasting the Premier League and the bods that work there for having the audacity not to allow the Red Devils to have home matches against West Brom, Stoke and Hull after a tough trip having to beat some Danish minnows.
Crerand fumed: “The people that bring out this fixture list don’t give a s**t about Manchester United or the other big teams. The truth of it is when it comes down to who represents the Premier League abroad, it’s United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.
“The teams they want to see are the Big Four.
They don’t want to see your Portsmouths or your Man Citys.
“The Premier League should remember that when it comes to drawing up the fixture list. Look at the other leagues, like Spain and Italy – they try to help their big teams and have been doing so for years.
“The Premier League only seems interested in keeping the TV companies happy and they should remember which clubs fans want to watch.”
United have to visit Chelsea, Blackburn, Everton, Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham after a European adventure – have the Premier League done a number on the champions or what?