Jose Mourinho, Manchester United manager, is reportedly angry with the Premier League board for giving Liverpool a more favourable series of fixtures than his team.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will play each of their Premier League matches directly proceeding their six Champions League group games at home, while United will play three at home and three away in the same period.
The Times UK reports that the former Chelsea boss does not believe the disparity is fair and intends to brings up the issue during the season, having made frequent complaints about scheduling over the course of previous seasons.
Liverpool will play Southampton, Manchester City, Cardiff, Fulham, Everton and – in a particularly ironic twist – Man United at home in the domestic games directly proceeding Champions League nights.
Only United’s first three Champions League games will be followed by a home match in the Premier League, against Wolves, Newcastle and Everton. The subsequent three will see United travel to the Etihad to face the defending Champions Manchester City, then travel to Southampton and Anfield to face Liverpool.
Manchester United will kick-off their league campaign at home against Leicester City on August 11, before an away trip to Brighton, and then a trip to face Tottenham Hotspur.