Alex Ferguson blasts Premier League over scheduling

In April 2007, Tottenham played a Europa League tie in Seville before flying back and taking on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a Saturday lunchtime game, which could not be moved because the hosts were stuck in that Wednesday-Tuesday Champions League fix.

updated: February 09, 2013 19:52 IST
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London: Alex Ferguson has accused Premier League chiefs of damaging Manchester United's chances of winning the Champions League with their "ridiculous" scheduling.

Ferguson is furious his team must play Everton at Old Trafford in a Premier League fixture on Sunday, while Real Madrid, who host United in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Wednesday, have been allowed to bring their Liga clash with Sevilla forward to Saturday.

The United manager believes the extra time Madrid now have to recover could be crucial and he launched a scathing attack on the Premier League for failing to reschedule the Everton match.

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