Manchester United are unhappy and they should be. United, along with rest of the other English Premier League teams, fought hard to make sure they get a two-week winter break at the start of the February.
However, because of the rescheduled FA cup fixtures, it’s highly likely that they are going to miss a part of it.
FA Cup third-round replay between Tranmere and Watford got postponed thanks to the heavy rains and now it has presented a massive headache for schedulers and potentially a bigger one for United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men face Wolves in their third-round replay at Old Trafford tonight with the winners facing the winners of the Tranmere Watford replay.
That replay is most likely be scheduled for Thursday, January 23, two days after Watford face Villa in the league with the fourth round on Sunday.
If the Red Devils are forced to play another replay, that would need to be played on February 4-5 which would eat into United’s mid-season break.
United are now looking at destinations in Europe instead as the one in Qatar looked too risky because of the mounting political tensions in the middle east.
We were looking at the middle east but that is definitely not going to happen,” said Solskjaer.
“If there is one thing that worries me it’s not on the football pitch (but) there are things that worry me more than football.”
United play tonight’s FA Cup third-round replay opponents Wolves again in the league on February 1 then have 16 days before a trip to Chelsea.