MANCHESTER UNITED’S FA Cup clash with Chelsea has been switched to a Monday night – and fans are fuming.
The fifth-round match will now be played on February 18 to ensure it can be broadcast live by the BBC.
Man Utd will play their FA Cup clash with Chelsea on a Monday nightGetty
But the stunt means many travelling United fans will now not make the journey, with others worried about the match atmosphere.
One disgruntled United fan wrote: “5,000+ fans travelling to Chelsea on a Monday night. Have to take a day off work and no trains back.
“If the game goes to penalties, the game will finish after 10pm. Will get home for 4/5am. Work again at 9. Cheers FA.”
Another added: “Monday night for Chelsea – Man U in the cup ridiculous..”
Chelsea will play Man Utd in the FA Cup on February 18 – and fans are not happyGetty
A third joked: “Lucky all the United fans live in London otherwise they’d have a long journey back on a Monday night #MagicOfTheCup”.
Here’s what Twitter had to think on the Monday night showdown… with most not fit for publication.
5,000+ fans travelling to Chelsea on a Monday night. Have to take a day off work and no trains back. If the game goes to penalties, the game will finish after 10pm. Will get home for 4/5am. Work again at 9. Cheers FA.
— MUFC Away Days (@mufcaways_) January 31, 2019
Monday night for Chelsea – Man U in the cup ridiculous..
— Stewarty (@Purdy0823) January 31, 2019
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Lucky all the United fans live in London otherwise they'd have a long journey back on a Monday night #MagicOfTheCup https://t.co/zU9H87HXVx
— Michael Southgate (@Chelsea__Mick) January 31, 2019
chelsea away on a monday night, what an absolute shambles
— Lewis (@fxckhanks) January 31, 2019
Chelsea on Monday night when I’m at work. Sound it’s not like it could be played over the weekend to suit 99.9% of the population
— Matt Theaker (@MJTheaker) January 31, 2019
Monday night for the tie of the round? Haha what a joke…
Just for once think of the fans FFS …
Arsenal away we get Friday night.Chelsea away we get Monday night?
You really don’t like us much do you? @FA
— Red Devil Daz (@reddevildaz79) January 31, 2019
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FFS Chelsea is on a Monday night #mufc #FACup5thRound
— Kerry Louise (@KerryKez7) January 31, 2019
Chelsea v United in cup is Monday night. Nice one @FA
— Russell White (@RussWhiteBury) January 31, 2019
LOL Chelsea on Monday night you know United killing the cup eh???
— Minhaz (@YouEnITeeEDee) January 31, 2019
Chelsea away on a Monday night, what an absolute disgrace
— Steve (@steverimmerr) January 31, 2019
Chelsea away on a Monday night
— Mike LLB GSM (@FattedIt) January 31, 2019