FULL STEAM AHEAD! Premier League clubs agree to five substitutions and nine players on bench.

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!

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My name is Alex and I am a co-host of the American Red Devils podcast, and discovered the greatest football club in the world freshman year in highschool, after playing FIFA '99 on Nintendo 64. Originally it was the red hair of Paul Scholes that caught my attention, given the four Gingers in my family, but I never knew a redhead could ball like Scholesy. However, what really sucked me in was the arrival of Wayne Rooney at the club, to this day my all-time favorite player. I was lucky enough to witness my first game at Old Trafford in '07 while studying abroad, witnessing the 4-0 thrashing of Wigan. I rented a car and drove down for the day from Edinburgh to Manchester and back (NYC to Boston twice), driving on the wrong side of the car and the road! Lucky enough to be in Sunderland to see Zlatan's last United goal and in London to see Matic's stoppage time screamer at Selhurst. Honored and privileged to be a Manchester United fan.

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