The health situation in England being critical, the holding of several Premier League matches has been threatened for a few days. In a press conference, Ralf Rangnick, the Manchester United coach, campaigned for the return of the five changes.
Since the appearance of the Covid – 19 in 2020, many leagues in Europe allow clubs to make up to five changes in a match (in three sessions, without count half-time). If this measure was maintained by many countries when the health situation started to improve, this is not the case in England.
The leaders of the Premier League returned to three substitutions last season. A decision that had annoyed several technicians. As the epidemic threatens several games, the new manager of Manchester United called on the leaders to reconsider the question: “We are in a situation similar to that a year and a half ago, so I don’t see why it wouldn’t be like a year and a half ago. ”
The German pointed out that the Premier League is a unique case in the major leagues of the continent: “As far as I know, England is the only country in Europe to allow only three substitutes.”
“I think we will have to seriously think about it”
Considering the many cases of Covid – 19 that the English formations must deplore, this solution could fix the problems facing the coaches: “The five substitutes were put in place when the Covid started, and I think it was the right decision to do to save energy for players, especially if they have just recovered from Covi d. ”
Ralf Rangnick thus expressed the idea of carrying out a collective reflection on this subject:” I think that we should seriously think about it again. Most players would be in favor. ”