Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson criticised the Premier League after their Champions League defeat to Milan.
Ferguson’s side suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Milan on Wednesday to lose the tie 5-3 on aggregate.
“Leagues in other countries would help their clubs no end so they can prepare properly for European nights, so there is a problem there,” he said.
“We’ve not had much help from the Premier League.”
United must play Manchester City on Saturday after failing to persuade the League to postpone the game by 24 hours.
He added: “Nonetheless we will be there at City on Saturday.
“The television company were quite happy to move the game to Sunday but the Premier League refused. It’s an unfair decision to make us play on Saturday.”
Ferguson questioned the integrity of the Premier League’s policy as United have been given just 72 hours to prepare for Saturday’s game.
“Like I said, the television was happy to move the game to Sunday but the Premier League said the integrity of the competition had to be paramount. You can work out what integrity means, but I think it was an unfair decision,” said Ferguson.
“The same happened when Tottenham had to play so soon after a European match.
“We had a gruelling test at Everton and had to run the extra mile to win that match and that wasn’t easy.
However, despite his side’s fatigue, Ferguson said his players would bounce back from their disappointment.
“You have to learn to recover from disappointment. I think Louis Saha and Rio Ferdinand will both be fit for Saturday so there’s a glimmer of hope on player availability.”
Asked for his thoughts on a second Liverpool v Milan final in three seasons, Ferguson added: “Both teams will be fresh for the final, they will be able to rest players and prepare fully.”