Scott McTominay comes on for Fred.

Premier League statement on substitutes

Thursday 04 June 2020 14:00

The Premier League has issued the following statement regarding changes to the rules regarding substitutions for the rest of the season...

“Shareholders today agreed temporary changes to the rules relating to substitute players.

“For the remainder of the 2019/20 season, the number of substitutes used during a match will increase from three to five players.

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“This is in line with the temporary law amendment made by the International Football Association Board last month.

“Shareholders also approved for clubs to increase the maximum number of substitute players on the bench from seven to nine for the rest of the 2019/20 season."

The last goal United scored in the Premier League before the enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic was scored by a substitute - Scott McTominay's clincher in the 2-0 derby triumph against Manchester City at Old Trafford.

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