By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger believes that Mick McCarthy's decision to field a scratch side against Manchester United in midweek may affect the credibility of the Premier League.

The Wolves manager made ten changes for the trip to Old Trafford on Tuesday. With Burnley visiting Molineux on Saturday, it has been suggested the Irishman was saving his side for, what might be considered to be, a more winnable game.

"It is sad," said Wenger after his own side drew at Burnley. "But what can I do?

"We compete with Man United over 37 games not 38. I believe it is a problem for the international credibility of the Premier League but really it is not my problem it is the Premier League's problem."

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