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Manchester United should be docked six points for fielding ‘B team’ vs Leicester City, says Trevor Sinclair



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Manchester United should be docked six points for fielding their ‘B team’ against Leicester City, according to former Manchester City and England midfielder Trevor Sinclair. United have a congested fixture schedule after their Premier League match against Liverpool was postponed due to supporter protests outside Old Trafford on May 2. The match against Jurgen Klopp’s side has been rearranged for Thursday, just over 48 hours after they played against Leicester on Tuesday night. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 changes for Leicester’s visit to Old Trafford and Brendan Rodgers’ side were able to secure a 2-1 victory to tighten their grip on a top-four finish.

And Sinclair believes United should be punished for fielding a weakened side and failing to arrange enough security to ensure their game against Liverpool could be played. ‘Without being disrespectful to the players that played tonight [against Leicester], they made ten changes, this is their ‘B’ team,’ Sinclair told talkSPORT.

‘I think that’s disrespectful and it takes away from the top-four race. ‘Why didn’t the police and the club make amendments and make sure they safeguard the stadium? They didn’t do that. ‘The teams that are going to suffer from Man United’s lack of due diligence, the ones who could miss out on the top four, are Chelsea possibly, Liverpool, West Ham and Tottenham.

‘I think there needs to be a punishment for Man United. Three points isn’t enough because that doesn’t affect anything. ‘I honestly feel the way they put out this team, the way they didn’t safeguard their stadium, I think a six-point deduction should be given to Manchester United.’

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