Man Utd fans face travel nightmare after Premier League change schedule

Manchester United fans could face a travel nightmare after the Premier League confirmed its fixture changes for December.

All three of United's away games that month have been rescheduled to later times so they can be televised.

And it could give supporters a problem attending games in what will be a hectic month for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

The Red Devils start December with home games against Arsenal and Crystal Palace in the Premier League, and Young Boys in the Champions League.

But it's the trips to Norwich, Brentford and Newcastle which could cause fans a headache.

United's visit to Carrow Road on December 11 has been put back to 5.30pm as it will be shown on Sky Sports.

Solskjaer's side then travel to Brentford three days later for a 7.30pm kick-off with the game on BT Sport.

United have a lunchtime kick-off against Brighton at Old Trafford on December 18, but then go on the road again with an 8pm kick-off at Newcastle the day after Boxing Day, to be screened on Sky Sports.

United We Stand editor Andy Mitten criticised the scheduling on Twitter, saying: "All three MUFC away games in Dec conveniently rescheduled so it's now too late to take last trains back to Manchester from Norwich, Brentford and Newcastle.

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"Reckon anyone in the decision making process gives much of a toss about football fans who actually attend football matches?"

United also have home games against Burnley on December 30 (8.15pm kick-off) and Wolves on January 3 (5.30pm) in a busy festive period.

They host Atalanta this Wednesday then Liverpool on Sunday, with Solskjaer under pressure after Saturday's 4-2 loss to Leicester City.

Defeat at the King Power Stadium left United without a win in their last three Premier League games, following two home games in which they had been held by Everton and beaten by Aston Villa.

Saturday's game led to familiar criticism over United's lack of balance and defensive vulnerabilities – but Gary Neville said his former club could spring a surprise result against Liverpool.

"Ole has to solve it this week," Neville told Sky Sports' Monday Night Football . "On Sunday, this lot are an odd bunch, they could out and do Liverpool. They have to get that spirit and dynamic right."

Neville had earlier spoken of the wealth of attacking players Solskjaer has at his disposal, saying: "He’s got to find a basic defensive shape that the players buy into and allow the others to go win the games for him.

"It’s the only way for him to get the season back on track."

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