Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits it is ‘impossible’ to go ‘full out’ in games against Leicester and Liverpool this week given Manchester United’s congested fixture schedule.
United face Leicester in the Premier League tomorrow evening before facing rivals Liverpool just two days later in a rearranged fixture, the latter clash set to be the Red Devils fourth game in just eight days following fixtures with Roma and Aston Villa.
Solskjaer has criticised the scheduling from authorities, whilst West Ham manager David Moyes has questioned the ‘integrity’ of the Premier League as United face two of the Hammers’ top four rivals in such quick succession.
Solskjaer has discussed his selection problems ahead of the clashes and admits it is ‘impossible’ to field a full strength side in every fixture.
“I wish I could have said let’s go full out in all the games but it’s impossible,” Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference.
”That’s the hard bit for me – knowing that if I do play these XI again on Tuesday and Thursday it’s impossible.
”I run too much of a risk of injuring them, so talking about integrity in the league and stuff, don’t blame me when I have to make changes, because I have to. It’s not safe for them to play all four, so I’ve got to prioritise.”
”We’ll sit down with the sports scientists today, we can have a theoretical team now, but we’ll have to see how they react when they come in tomorrow, when they come in Tuesday morning and pick a team Tuesday afternoon.”