MANCHESTER UNITED face a fixture nightmare in 2021 after dropping down into the Europa League.
And Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester are additionally dealing with an analogous headache resulting from their involvement within the second-string competitors.
Manchester United have been dumped out of the Champions League after dropping to RB Leipzig
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males will probably be paying the worth for losing away at RB Leipzig as they might doubtlessly play a whopping EIGHT video games in February.
Between January 30-March 20, the Red Devils might be concerned in an unimaginable 14 matches in simply 49 days.
Nonetheless they might be solely play this many fixtures ought to they advance into the Europa League-last 16 in addition to progressing in each the Carabao and FA Cup.
In that point, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s males will face Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis all away within the Premier League.
However their conflict at Stamford Bridge must be rescheduled for a later date ought to they attain the Carabao Cup remaining on Sunday, February 28.
One other tie that must be pushed again is their journey to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace.
United are set to face the Eagles on March 20 earlier than the worldwide break, however that can be the weekend the place the FA Cup quarter-final matches are resulting from happen.
And United’s conflict away at Burnley nonetheless must be rearranged after their season-opening match was postponed following the membership’s participation within the semi-final of the Europa League final time period.
Man Utd’s fixture pile-up
- January 30 – Arsenal (a) – PL
- February 2 – Southampton (h) – PL
- February 6 – Everton (h) – PL
- February 10 – Attainable FA Cup fifth spherical tie*
- February 13 – West Brom (a) – PL
- February 18 – Europa League-last 32 first leg
- February 20 – Newcastle (h) – PL
- February 25 – Europa League-last 32 second leg
- February 27 – Chelsea (a) – PL
- February 28 – Attainable Carabao Cup remaining*
- March 6 – Man Metropolis (a) – PL
- March 11 – Attainable Europa League-last 16 first leg*
- March 13 – West Ham (h) – PL
- March 18 – Attainable Europa League-last 16 second leg*
- March 20 – Crystal Palace (a) – PL
- March 20 – Attainable FA Cup quarter-final*
*Topic as to whether Man Utd progress by
Taking part in within the Europa League will once more hamper United’s restoration time as they’ll don’t have any week-long break between first and second leg ties.
Premier League leaders Tottenham are additionally dealing with the identical fixture nightmare as identical to United, they’re within the Europa League and each home cup competitions.
And in February they might be concerned in all 4 competitions too the place they might partake in eight video games.
It’s the similar case for his or her North London rivals Arsenal who will play a assured seven video games in February if they’re knocked out earlier than the FA Cup fifth spherical.
Leicester will play at the least six matches in February, as their conflict towards the Gunners on February 27 might need to be rearranged ought to Mikel Arteta’s attain the League Cup remaining that weekend.