Man Utd denounces Premier League decision in official statement and takes action in response.

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Manchester United have taken action after Premier League fixture changes have adversely affected travelling supporters.

The Red Devils’ clash against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park has been rescheduled to an 8pm kick-off on May 6, which happens to be a bank holiday. This has posed logistical challenges for supporters traveling via train as they would need to leave the match in the first half to catch the final train back to Manchester, which departs from Euston station at 9.39pm and is located 10 miles from the stadium. United’s away following expressed frustration earlier this month after being scheduled for back-to-back night games in west London within six days, followed by late away games at Burnley, Sheffield United, and Newcastle United.

The fixture change for the Crystal Palace trip brings the season tally to six late kick-offs, which is more than any other top-flight team. In response, United has informed supporters that they have contacted the Premier League to demand greater consideration for traveling fans. In a statement, the club expressed empathy for the supporters’ frustrations and announced that they are writing to the Premier League to request more consideration for match-going fans when agreeing on fixture schedules with broadcasters.

To assist traveling fans, United, together with their partner Adidas, will provide free coach travel for supporters making the trip to Selhurst Park from Manchester. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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