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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson unhappy with TV schedule

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has explained that he is "not happy" about the television fixture schedule agreed by the Premier League.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson arrives at the Manchester United 'United for UNICEF' gala dinner at Old Trafford, Manchester.

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.



The 71-year-old said that he believes the potential of English teams in the Champions League is being impeded by the league's current TV contract.

Ferguson claimed: "The Premier League agree the contract with TV and they are in control. But they are not giving our teams a chance to be successful in Europe."

With Manchester United facing Everton tomorrow (February 10), they will also be playing against Real Madrid on Wednesday (February 13).

Of this, Ferguson added: "It is ridiculous to think we are playing on Sunday and Real Madrid have an extra day's rest.

"It is not fair. France play on Friday nights. Why? Possibly [England] get more money out of television, I don't know.

"Other countries make sacrifices for their top teams in Europe. What can you do? Not turn up? I would like to do that by the way."

He concluded by saying: "It is pointless complaining about these things all the time.

"How many times have I complained about it? You've heard my complaints. Do they listen?"

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