The Premier League has approved the use of five replacements for the rest of the 2019/20 season, with club benches extended from seven players to nine.
The measure has been introduced to alleviate concerns about player injuries after such a long dismissal and reflects the model that has been used successfully in Germany.
But the change could also mean more opportunities for young players to impress, and Manchester United can certainly be expected to fill some of their new seats on the bench with academics.
After all, United go on more than 4,000 games in a row where an academy academy has been named in their squad.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has also integrated lots of youngsters into his squad to great effect since taking the lead at Old Trafford, including Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood.
Here are five more players from United who could benefit from the rule change …
Gomes refuses to sign a new deal at the club because he can’t see a way to the first team, having only played 61 minutes of Premier League football so far this season.
Consequently, Solskjaer may want to give the 19-year-old some opportunities during the last nine rounds to convince him that his long-term future remains at Old Trafford.
Gomes has played in six games in total this season, including three times in the Europa League, and regularly represents England at under-20 levels.
Chong has not had much chance to impress Old Trafford yet, but he is a very high-ranking prospect who has the strength and position to compete at senior level.
The 20-year-old has only made three substitutes in the league and he can expect to make his full debut a long time ago. Despite speculation about his future, the right wing recently signed a contract extension to 2022, which indicates that Solskjær values him highly.
Chong has also played six times for the Netherlands in 21. He will be ready to replace Daniel James if the elections are unavailable.
The midfielder has discovered training with the first team before the return of the Premier League, which is hardly a surprise considering how much United loves their home-grown midfielders.
Speaking about 19-year-old coach Neil Wood in the 23s, he said: “Jimmy Garner has scored many goals and he has added the extra attacking edge to his game, which is brilliant.”
Although he still does not play regularly for United, getting a few minutes against Partizan in the Europa League and coming off the bench in a league match against Norwich City, Garner did draw attention when he made his first touch after coming in a pre-season match against Perth Glory.
Another player who sees training with the first team is 18-year-old midback Mengi, who has been fast tracked to senior level after some brilliant achievements in the academy.
He has shown “shining form” in training, according to Sun, and coach Neil Wood believes Mengi is the next graduate to play regularly during Solskjær.
“We will look for him next season and he is [player] we want to make a brandon [Williams]’with. The goal is to try to get him suspended in the first team if we can, ”Wood told the subway.
As one of the players being considered for a loan deal next season, Levitt will want to impress to attract better hairdressers. The 19-year-old central midfielder, who models his game at Paul Scholes, has only managed a few minutes of Europa League action so far this season.
However, more impressively, Levitt has already been named to the Wales national team by Ryan Giggs and the United legend was full of praise for the children’s attitude and quality.
“At training, he is one of the best,” Giggs said. “He’s my type of player – a good character, quiet but tough, and he’s one I’ll be watching a lot in the next year or so.
“I want him to develop and if he does and if he plays more games, he will definitely count. He is a really intelligent player with good passing and he stands out in training in every session. “