Man Utd boss Van Gaal angry with two games in 48 hours

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has once again expressed his anger at the fixture build up over the festive period with teams set to play twice within 48 hours, Sky Sports is reporting.

Having all played on Boxing Day teams face their next round of games in just a day’s time with the heavy Christmas schedule well underway.

Van Gaal has previously expressed his dismay at just how many games are played during December – again echoing his criticism in the wake of United’s 3-1 win over Newcastle on Friday.

The Dutchman was particularly angry that FIFA and UEFA rules applied to everywhere but seemingly England as his stars travel to North London for Sunday’s early kick off against Tottenham.

He said: “With FIFA and UEFA’s rules it’s forbidden to play within 48 hours. In England, it’s okay.

“I cannot prepare my team like I have to prepare. We have unit meetings, and team meetings, we have training 11 against 11, and assimilating opponents, we cannot do that now.”

United consolidated third place with their victory over Newcastle thanks to goals from Robin van Persie and a brace from Wayne Rooney.

But they face an altogether different game against a Spurs side who have won their last three in a row and are in fact just defeated in one from seven – with five wins.

United’s win made it eight unbeaten with seven victories in that time and will be hoping to keep pace with rivals Manchester City and Chelsea.

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