What happened when Man United and Arsenal both played two games in two days

Arsenal and United met one day after playing league games.

Jurgen Klopp is not happy at the fixture schedule after Liverpool qualified for the League Cup quarter-finals.

The Reds are set to play Aston Villa in the next round but the fixtures - either the 17th or 18th of December- fall at exactly the same time as the Club World Cup.

Liverpool are into the semi-finals in Qatar after winning the Champions League but their game will be on the 18th.

So how's that going to work?

“If they [the EFL] don’t find a place for us, an appropriate place, not 3pm on Christmas Day or something, then we don’t play," Klopp said after his team knocked out Arsenal.

“They have to make it. You have to think about these things – if you have a fixture list, where one team cannot be part of all the games, then you have to think about it."

Funnily enough, it has happened before where two Premier League teams played games on consecutive days.

Manchester United and Arsenal played Premier League games on November 4th 2001 and then met in the League Cup a day later.

But it didn't go well for them.

Arsenal hosted Charlton Athletic in their league game but staggeringly lost 4-2 despite having 27 shots on goal.

United had an even worse day - they lost 3-1 away to arch-rivals Liverpool thanks to a Michael Owen brace and that John Arne Riise free-kick.

Here's a look at the all-important teams each side put out that day:

Arsenal v Charlton: Wright, Cole, Keown, Grimandi, Lauren, Pires, van Bronckhorst, Vieira, Ljungberg, Bergkamp, Henry. Subs: Wiltord, Taylor, Parlour, Luzhny, Kanu

Man Utd v Liverpool: Barthez, Gary Neville, Brown, Silvestre, Irwin, Beckham, Butt, Veron, Fortune, van Nistelrooy, Solskjaer. Subs: Phil Neville, Carroll, Scholes, Yorke, O'Shea.

One day later, the two rivals met in the cup and each put out very different teams:

Arsenal: Wright, Grimandi, Stepanovs, Tavlaridis, Luzhny, Parlour, van Bronckhorst, Edu, Pennant, Wiltord, Kanu. Subs: Lauren, Taylor, Halls, Inamoto, Ricketts.

Man Utd: Carroll, Wallwork, Phil Neville, Roche, O'Shea, Stewart, Chadwick, Djordjic, Yorke, Davis, Webber. Subs: Van Der Gouw, Clegg, Tierney, Nardiello, Tate.

The final score? Arsenal 4-0 Man Utd. That's what happens when you put Dwight Yorke in centre-midfield.

So, a bad league defeat each and then a very one-sided cup game - safe to say Klopp has a right to be worried.

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