With Project Restart chugging full steam ahead, more details surrounding the structure of the condensed season comes to light. The most recent news broke today and could benefit Manchester United:
Premier League clubs will be allowed to make five substitutions for the rest of the season and have nine players on the bench, it was agreed at a shareholders’ meeting on Thursday.
The increase from three permitted changes to five and from seven substitutes to nine was announced by the league in a short statement.Joshua Kimmich: ‘We have to wear masks, sit alone and shower at home’Read more
The changes have been agreed because of the volume of games due to be played in quick succession after the break forced by the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League is due to restart on 17 June.
Under a temporary law amendment approved by the International Football Association board substitutions will be allowed in a maximum of three in-play slots and at half-time to avoid unnecessary stoppages.
With the deepest bench in recent memory, Ole’s men will be well suited to use rotation heavily to bear the brunt of the condensed season. Barring injuries, which have been a major issue for United, the team has competition at basically every position on the pitch.
Full steam ahead!