Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed displeasure with the Premier League’s decision to scrap the five-substitutes rule that was in place during the Project Restart period last season.
The Norwegian believes the rule is necessary to allow teams to rest players making room for other players to be involved in games.
When asked about whether he wanted the five-substitute rule to continue in the Premier League this season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “100% (would’ve liked to have had five subs in the league) and I don’t understand and cannot believe the vote went against.
“We have to look after the players and this season is the most demanding season of all. I can see the point why clubs voted against but if you take a step back and think about these professional footballers and their mental and physical health.
“I think the only sensible solution would have been to give us the opportunity to rest a few more. We have already seen loads of injuries, Pep has spoken about it, we as managers and club medical staff have to look after them and that’s why we have to rest players at certain times. I would have liked to have had five subs.”