Pep Guardiola said there have been “47% more muscular injuries” this year compared with the same stage last season.
The rule was brought in when the 2019-20 season restarted after a lockdown in June to protect players.
When asked if the Premier League should revert to allowing five substitutions instead of three, Pep Guardiola said: “They should 100%.”
Manchester City has been affected by injuries to several players this season, including Aguero, Jesus, Mendy, and Nathan Ake.
“It is not about one club,” added Guardiola.
“In the Premier League players have 47% more muscular injuries than the previous season, due to no preparation for most of the teams and the amount of games.
“All the leagues – Germany, Spain, everywhere – allow five substitutions to protect the players, not to protect one team.
“Hopefully they can reconsider and do what the rest of the world does because we have to adjust to the pandemic situation.”.
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