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Premier League clubs reject controversial rule change that affects Man United

Premier League clubs have voted against the controversial five substitutions rule to continue in the 2020/21 season. 

The new rule was introduced for Project Restart in June to help clubs during the congested fixture schedule after months without any football.

It had been planned that the five substitution rule would be extended for a further year as the new campaign, set to begin on September 12, is also set to be congested.

But fortunately for those in favour of the traditional three substitutes rule, Premier League clubs have decided against keeping five for next season.

The Telegraph report that 11 of the 20 league clubs voted against the decision in a shareholders meeting on Thursday and we will revert back to matchday squads of 18 and a maximum of three substitutions.

There had been plenty of debate surrounding the issue, as the five sub rule is likely to benefit bigger clubs over a whole season as they can utilise their squad depth more effectively.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been taking advantage of the rule since the restart for United, resting key players such as Bruno Fernandes when the result of the match has already become clear.

But it is fair for all parties that we revert back to three subs and the correct decision has ultimately been made by the majority of top flight clubs.

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