Ahead of the restart of the Premier League later this month, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed how he intends to keep the players fit and free from injury when the league resumes with so many games to play in a short period.
Solskjaer has hinted that he will rotate the team in a bid to avoid fatigue once league action resumes later this month.
He told Manchester United’s official website: “Well, we hope everybody’s going to be ready for the first game. We’ve had time out so I don’t think we can expect that those lads who’ve missed lots of the football can last the full game.
“But now the rules have changed, 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.
“We can’t just flog one player and say to them, ‘you play every game and every minute’ because it might be a period when we have to rotate quite often.
“We have a big squad, a strong squad and at the moment, loads of these players can prepare for the first game and hope to play in the first game and then if you don’t play in the first, you might play the second or the third.
“So that’s what it is about at Man United, being in the squad, being in the team, being ready when you’re asked upon.”