Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Liverpool counterpart Rafael Benitez´s complaints over the Premier League fixture scheduling and claimed clubs like his own are being punished for their success.

Benitez is fuming at the number of Saturday lunchtime away games Liverpool find themselves involved in immediately after international breaks and Champions League weeks.

"Rafa is quite right to complain," said Ferguson. "If there is an unfairness against teams, it should be addressed but I don´t know if the authorities would listen."

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