Manchester United star, Fred, has said he believes the Red Devils can benefit from the close scheduling of matches in the Europa League, having experienced the same in the Premier League last season.
The Red Devils will play FC Copenhagen on Monday, August 10, just five days after beating LASK Linz in the round of 16 of the competition.
There are concerns over the lack of rest players have to suffer to see out the remaining matches in the competition, but Fred is adamant it isn’t a problem because the team is already used to it.
The Brazilian is quoted as saying, by The Mirror, “We’ve got used to these games coming one after another during the intense fixture calendar in June and July.
“So we’re kind of used to it and I think it could be an advantage when playing games that are a few days apart, like they will be in Germany. I think it will be an advantage for us in the Europa League tournament format – I’m certain we’ll be ready.”
United played 11 matches within a little over a month, after the restart, including games in the Premier League and the FA Cup, and ended up finishing in third place, above Chelsea and Leicester, while avoiding defeat in 10 matches, so perhaps, Fred does have a point.