Category Archives: The League Cup

Man Utd face fierce schedule in the first month of 2020

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s teachers and students are likely to have to play eight matches in 25 days.

After the Wolves draw on 4/1 in the third round of the FA Cup, Man Utd had three days off before the match against Man City in the first leg of the League Cup first leg. On 11/1, they will play round 22 of the English Premier League with Norwich City. And then, on January 14 or January 15, they had to replay the FA Cup third round against Wolves.

The series of torture matches with Man Utd will continue with two Premier League matches against Liverpool (January 19) and Burnley (January 22). If they enter the fourth round of the FA Cup, they will play a match on January 25 or January 26. On January 29, Man Utd will play the semi-final second leg of the English League Cup.

In December 2019, Solskjaer teachers and students each experienced the same schedule with nine matches in 30 days. The density of the pitch makes the team almost overloaded, leading to fatigue and disturbance of the squad.

Besides fitness, injury is also a problem for Man Utd. Due to thigh pain, midfielder Harry Maguire is unlikely to play the first leg of the League Cup semi-final against Man City. Midfielder Paul Pogba was also unable to play due to an ankle injury surgery.

Man Utd’s crisis of forces before the match against Man City

A series of Man Utd players are unlikely to play the first leg of the League Cup against Man City today 7/1.

Man Utd has two players who must treat long-term injuries, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay. In addition, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw are not sure to recover. On January 4, during the Wolves draw in the FA Cup, the three players were absent due to physical problems.

In defense, Man Utd is also facing a difficult choice related to Harry Maguire. In the Wolves draw, the world’s most expensive defender suffered a thigh injury. Man Utd will play the semi-final first leg on the evening of 7/1 at home. On January 29, in the second leg, the two teams will meet again on the pitch of Man City.