The England skipper fears a dangerous injury…
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney fears that only a serious injury will cause people to accept the need for a Christmas break, reports the Mirror.
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The Red Devil insists that burnout is affecting the quality of the matches, and that fans are being cheated by having so many games in a short period. Sunday’s 0-0 draw between United and Tottenham was their second fixture in 45 hours.
However, the England captain thinks that it could take a serious injury to a fatigued player before anything is done about creating a winter break for the Premier League.
Rooney said: “Hopefully in the future it has to change because it is tough. It will probably take someone getting a really bad injury from playing twice in two days, which no-one wants to see, but it is very demanding and I think it does need looking at.”
He continued, “It is not easy playing two games in two days and you do lose a lot of the quality from both teams. It is difficult. We started so well first half at Spurs but in the second half it was tough.”
“With the weather as well, with the fans travelling from Manchester to London, it has been tough for everyone. It is a lot of money to spend over Christmas too. But it is what it is, we have to deal with that and have to try to perform well.”
His manager Louis van Gaal has also complained about the fixture list in recent times. The issue has never been put towards the clubs for something to change.