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Manchester United coach Solskjaer backs introduction of extra subs

Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be 'welcoming' the introduction of extra substitutions once the Premier League resumes later this month.

On Thursday 4th, the Premier League agreed to increase the number of substitutes from three to five. And with the United set to take on Tottenham on June 19th once the league resumes, Solskjaer is backing the introduction of the substitutes. 

"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," he told the club's website.

"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."

United are currently three points adrift of a place in next season's Champions League, and Solskjaer said: "It does feel like a new season but then again, the first two games against Tottenham and Sheffield United are vital for the league standings, the table.

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"And it's a short season, it's only nine (league) games so can we get as many points and good performances as possible.

"If we do get a good spell now, we could end up with some trophies and something to cheer about.

"It's a young team with some great talent, some great work-rate, personalities... the human qualities in the group are fantastic."

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