Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pleased with five-substitute rule
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has welcomed the introduction of five substitutions and the expanded matchday squads for the restart of the Premier League campaign. (h/t ManUtd.com)
Premier League has been on a hiatus for three months, due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, ‘Project Restart’ is in full flow, with the top-flight set to resume on June 17th.
Manchester United will face off against Tottenham Hotspur in their first game upon resumption. While football will return, it will bring in a complete new experience, with no fans in the stadium, along with changed rules such as the allowance to make five substitutions in a game.
And, Solskjaer has welcomed the new change, claiming that rotation of his squad would help United’s battle on multiple fronts. (h/t ManUtd.com)
“We can use five subs and have nine on the bench. I think that’s helpful because footballers, after being out for so long, going into competitive games will be a challenge for them and we have to look after them injury-wise and fitness-wise.”
Solskjaer also added that the squad was ready and prepared to return to action. The Norwegian also iterated that the entire roster was in great mood ahead of Tottenham’s match. (h/t ManUtd.com)
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Manchester United are still alive and kicking in three competitions. Currently fifth in the table, the Red Devils are well within a shot to finish in the top four. We have also qualified for the sixth round of the FA Cup, and have all but sealed a place in the Europa League quarter-final.
Given the tight schedule, it is very important for the manager to rotate his troops adequately and keep everyone fit. We have Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba fit again, which will be a huge boost.