Decoding Manchester United’s complaint to Premier League regarding Crystal Palace encounter

Manchester United is unhappy with their fixture against Crystal Palace on Bank Holiday Monday due to reduced train services, forcing fans to stay overnight in London.

Why Manchester United Has Complained About Crystal Palace Fixture
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The Red Devils are gearing up to face the Eagles at Selhurst Park on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, with the match set to be broadcast live on Sky Sports. However, Erik ten Hag’s team is less than pleased about this particular fixture, despite having four league and FA Cup games to prepare for beforehand. Here’s why.

United is unhappy with the timing of this fixture due to a reduced train service on Bank Holiday Monday, which means many fans will have to incur additional expenses by staying overnight in London rather than catching the last train back to Manchester that night. Avanti West Coast, the train operator, is operating on a reduced timetable over the Bank Holiday weekend, with the last direct train departing from London Euston at 9:39 PM. Consequently, the Red Devils have arranged a complimentary coach service for their away supporters while also expressing criticism towards the Premier League.

In a communication addressed to ticket holders, United conveyed their understanding of the fans’ frustrations and acknowledged the logistical challenges posed by scheduling an 8 PM kick-off on Bank Holiday Monday in London. They disclosed their intention to correspond with the Premier League regarding this matter, advocating for greater consideration towards match-going fans when negotiating fixture schedules with broadcasters.

Prior to the Palace encounter, United will first travel to face the in-form Bournemouth on Saturday evening in the Premier League, followed by a clash against Championship side Coventry City in the FA Cup semi-finals on April 21 at Wembley.

Manchester United performance and stats

Manchester United

Manager: Erik ten Hag
Rank 8th
Win 16
Draw 6
Loss 14
Goals 52-56
Diff -4
Rank 4th
Win 1
Draw 1
Loss 4
Goals 12-15
Diff -3

Manchester United is currently 6th in the Premier League with 49 points.

In the last 31 games, it has won 15 times, drawn 4 times, and lost 12 times. In its last match, Manchester United drawn 2-2 against Liverpool.​​

It has a negative goal difference after scoring 45 goals and conceding 46.​

Manchester United will play the next match in Premier League against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday 13th of April in Bournemouth. The prediction is AFC Bournemouth winning the match.​

Crystal Palace performance and stats

Crystal Palace

Manager: Oliver Glasner
Rank 12th
Win 12
Draw 10
Loss 15
Goals 52-58
Diff -6

Crystal Palace is currently 14th in the Premier League with 30 points.

In the last 31 games, it has won 7 times, drawn 9 times, and lost 15 times. In its last match, Crystal Palace lost 2-4 against Manchester City.​​

It has a negative goal difference after scoring 36 goals and conceding 54.​

Crystal Palace will play the next match in Premier League against Liverpool on Sunday 14th of April in Liverpool. The prediction is Liverpool winning the match.​