Despite beating the Toffees 3-1, Solskjaer hit out at the Premier League’s scheduling after the game at Goodison Park last weekend.
‘The kick-off time set us up to fail,’ he said. ‘We have been to Turkey, played loads of games this season already, we got back Thursday morning and we are playing Saturday lunchtime, it’s an absolute shambles.’
United’s inconsistent performances have left them languishing in 14th place in the table after recording just three victories in their opening seven games.
Former Red Devils striker Berbatov believes his former side are at risk of becoming a ‘real embarrassment’ and can’t use their hectic fixture list as an excuse.
‘This season is different, there are a lot of games in a short space of time,’ Berbatov told Betfair. ‘Matches in the Premier League, in Europe and then all of a sudden international breaks, but this cannot be used as an excuse.
‘United have faced fixture congestion for many years, during my time and even before my time.
‘There can be no excuses, the situation is the same for everyone else, the performances are just not consistent enough.
‘They need to improve sooner rather than later because other teams will get a head of them and they could become a real embarrassment.’