Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney has declared that the players found it difficult at Tottenham after a two-day turnaround.
When reflecting on the 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane, the United skipper felt the demands of the quick turnaround had affected both sides.
The England international told reporters : “It’s not easy playing two games in three days. You do lose a lot of quality from both teams and the second half was a bit scrappy,”.
“In the future, I think it [the schedule] has to change because it is tough and no-one wants to see any players getting really bad injuries from it. It is very demanding and I think it needs looking at.”
Despite having to play at midday in north London, United were buoyed at Spurs by the usual vocal backing and the efforts of the travelling fans were appreciated by the captain.
“It’s tough for the fans, too, travelling over Christmas, with the weather we’ve had over the last few days,” Rooney added.
“But that is how it is. We have to deal with that and we have to try to cope. As a player, you want to play and to try to help the team win.”