Champions League: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'tried to Google' Uefa rules


“So we’ve got to play how many games in how many days?”

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Uefa has to change the way it schedules Champions League ties and that he “tried to Google” why his team are playing again on Tuesday.

United travel to Barcelona for their third game in six days. Manchester City and Tottenham, who play on Wednesday, play three times in eight days.

“I don’t understand that. Someone needs to explain why other teams have one day extra,” Solskjaer said.

“We tried to Google that.”

He added: “Should Uefa change that? Definitely, 100%. Someone needs to explain why a Wednesday night first leg becomes a Tuesday second leg in the Champions League.”

United lost the first leg of their quarter-final with Barca 1-0 at Old Trafford this week, then beat West Ham on Saturday.

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