It has been reported that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is no fan of English football’s Christmas tradition.
Van Gaal has branded the busy schedule as “ridiculous”.
The Dutchman told MUTV: “It [rotation] is probably a solution for that problem, because a lot of matches in so few days is, in my opinion, ridiculous.
“That is why I think I have to rotate, but then the players have to be fit and not every player is fit with us.”
Asked if he had a special programme to manage the load, the boss continued: “Rest, only rest – that is what we shall do.
“We have to play these two matches [Newcastle on 26 December and Tottenham on 28 December] and that is normal in the Premier League. I cannot change that.”