‘Shut up’ - Manager has say on Erik ten Hag’s comments about Man Utd’s schedule
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Palmeiras boss Abel Ferreira doesn’t think Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has a leg to stand on in his argument that Marcus Rashford’s recent injury is due to the sheer number of games his side have to play. The attacker picked up an injury over the weekend in the Red Devils’ win over Everton in the Premier League.
He could now be poised for a spell on the sidelines which would be a blow. The England international has been the standout player at Old Trafford this term and has fired 28 goals in all competitions so far.
His manager said after their 2-0 victory over the Toffees: “This was avoidable. All science and research tell you players need a certain time to recover. It is also part of the schedule that we are now finding ourselves in this situation and now we can only pray he is not dropping off.”
However, Palmeiras’ Ferreira doesn’t buy it. He believes the schedule over in the Brazilian Serie A is much more strenuous for players.
The former Braga and PAOK man has said, as per Torcedores: “Football here (in Brazil) has fantastic things… But there are others that are inhumane. Nine games in one month!
“The Manchester United coach complained the other day that Rashford was injured due to the sequence of games they have… I would like to ask him or tell him: ‘In these next two months, I’m going to have nine games a month… Shut up, because you don’t know what he’s saying’.”
United’s fixtures are coming thick and fast right now and they have Sevilla in the Europa League on Thursday. They then play Nottingham Forest away in the league on Sunday. Meanwhile, Palmeiras face Tombense in the Copa do Brasil on Thursday and lock horns with Cuiaba on Saturday.