Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed his disappointment with the Premier League fixture list after it emerged that his side will be expected to play half of their fixtures away from home.
With trips to Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool forming part of the season’s fixtures, Mourinho has vented his anger at other sides being a handed a home advantage for 50% of the games.
“Over the course of the season it will work out that one in two of the games we play in the league will be away from home,” he fumed.
“It’s something the FA should take a look at, or we could be in a situation like last season where a side that I don’t manage of wins the league.”
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Mourinho has complained about the Premier League fixture list in the past.
He was unhappy in the 2005-2006, 2006-2007 and 2013-2014 seasons, as well as all the seasons before this, after Chelsea were forced to play all 38 games against teams that started the match with same number of players.
He also expressed his annoyance that Manchester United will have to play each of the previous season’s top ten sides, twice.
“When you’re playing teams that have a chance of beating you then there’s always the chance you could get beaten,” he explained.
“I don’t think it’s fair that we should be expected to take that chance.”
He has also revealed his frustration at the fixtures for the 2017-2018 season that are due to be announced in a year’s time.
“I find it incredible that not only will we be expected to participate in games, but we will have to win them in order to pick up 3 points,” he blasted.
“They’ll be picking the referees for us next.”