Man United’s Solskjaer ‘cannot believe’ Premier League clubs voted against keeping five-sub rule

Man United vs Arsenal

Sunday’s marquee Premier League tie will see Manchester United play host to Arsenal.

Said clash was once one of the most anticipated of the season, pitting two of the league’s best tittle-challenging clubs against each other.

In recent campaigns, though, both outfits have undergone something of a decline.

Man United and Arsenal are now, of course, relying on former players to return them to their former glories.

But neither side head into this tie in superb league form.

The Gunners began the weekend 11th in the table having lost three of their six league ties already this season whilst Man United have dropped points in three of their five Premier League clashes in 2020/21.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 22: Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United walks off at half time during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley FC at Old Trafford on January 22, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Solskjaer wanted five subs

Ahead of the game at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would speak to the media on Friday.

When doing so, the Norwegian was drawn on the use of the five substitute rule, which was brought in after the restart last term to help with a potential rise in injuries following such a prolonged break.

For 2020/21, though, clubs voted against maintaining said rule, despite many sides facing gruelling schedules already this season.

Solskjaer, however, clearly was in favour of keeping five subs, voicing the opinion recently that he cannot believe it was voted against:

“Would I have liked to have seen five subs? One hundred per cent.

“And I don’t understand, and cannot believe that the vote went against, because we have to look after the players; we have to think about the players. This season is the most demanding season of all.”

Quotes via Manchester United’s official website.

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