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Man United change Brentford plans as Erik ten Hag slams unfair Premier League move



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Manchester United have changed their usual matchday plans as they travel to face Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

Manchester United will travel to London on Saturday as they prepare to face Brentford in the Premier League—which is unusual.

Normally, Erik ten Hag‘s men would have travelled down the day before, but according to the Manchester Evening News, which explains that, due to the late kick-off time of 20:00 GMT, they are travelling on Saturday morning instead.

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This decision was made to allow those recovering from injury or illness, such as Kobbie Mainoo and Lisandro Martínez, extra time to travel before the team flies to London.

The late kick-off has promoted Erik ten Hag to slam the Premier League for their decision-making, explaining that the kick-off time is unfair to fans.

“I feel very sorry for them,” Ten Hag admitted when discussing the issue. “I don’t think it is right.

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“We are grateful that they are there. We know they will come with a lot, it will be sold out in the area of Manchester United.

“So we have to give them the win. We have to give them the right performance for them and I feel sorry for them that it is difficult to travel back to Manchester.”

United have been boosted by the returns to full fitness of Rasmus Højlund, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Mason Mount, while Casemiro is likely to be able to play after his recent injury return.