Ralph Ranknik says looking forward to using up to five substitutes tonight Champions League face Athletics Madrid.
Manchester United meet the Spanish giants at Wanda Metropolitan in the first match of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League in hopes of regaining the advantage at Old Trafford next month.
As United will only play Leeds on Sunday and another league match against Watford will take place on Saturday against Watford, the German boss is seeking to take advantage of the five-substitute rule allowed in Europe’s elite competition to change his team.
“In the Champions League, we can replace five players, which is good,” he said.
“I would like it to be in the Premier League as well.
“I think we are the only league in Europe, as far as I know, in which only three substitutions are allowed. That’s why I’m very happy to be able to replace five players. “
In the 2019-20 season in June, the club was allowed to make five substitutions instead of the usual three due to increased game requirements and potential absences caused by positive players testing for coronavirus during the pandemic.
Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 maintained that rule, but the Premier League returned to the rule of three substitutions early last season.
Another change in the rules in this year’s Champions League has led to the abolition of the rule on away goals.
This now places less emphasis on teams that have to score away from home in the first match to gain a significant advantage in the second.
As to whether this rule changes United’s approach, Rangnik said: “Well, not quite, but I mean it’s an important change.”
“I’m not saying it’s a good change. It is important to know that it is not so important to score a goal, it is important to get a good result, which leaves us all the chances for a home game against “Athletics”.
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Ranknik makes a verdict on two changes in the rules of the Champions League before the match "Athletics" against "Manchester United".
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