Erik ten Hag stated that the congested schedule Manchester United faces surpasses what players can manage, especially with a multitude of injuries, ahead of their match against Everton on Sunday.
The United Manager will watch from the stands at Goodison Park due to a suspension from accumulating three yellow cards.
He faces the absence of key players like Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, and Christian Eriksen, while Jonny Evans and Mason Mount are also sidelined.
Rasmus Hojlund and Tyrell Malacia are major doubts to be fit in time to take on the Toffees.
Last season, Ten Hag faced a demanding schedule during his first year at Old Trafford, participating in a total of 62 matches across various competitions,
including reaching the finals of the Carabao Cup and winning it.
Before the upcoming Sunday match, Ten Hag suggested that the authorities have not done enough to alleviate the workload on players.
He mentioned that his rigorous training methods have been a response to the intense schedule endured by the team.
Ten hag said:
“We played the most games across Europe last year when it was a weird season with the World Cup in the middle.
“All the managers have complained about the schedule, but each year they add games. We are already across the limits players can handle.
“You have a choice to make. Either you match the schedule and prepare for it, or you drop off.
Every top player and team knows you have to suffer and sacrifice.
“If you want to get prepared for games, you have to go to certain physical levels to match those standards set by the opponent.”
A win on Sunday would bring United closer to the teams competing for Champions League qualification.