By Joe Woodier
There has been a reoccurring theme in Manchester United’s performances in the last few weeks. As opposed to the start of the season where we were regularly conceding the first goal, United have started games well and gone ahead, failed to kill the game off to then been subject to late pressure from the opposition.
It happened against Southampton, last weekend against Tottenham Hotspur and the weekend before that against Liverpool at Old Trafford. The explanation for this late pressure is relatively straight-forward – United simply haven’t been retaining possession well enough in the closing stages of performances lately.
In every single one of these performances Shinji Kagawa has been substituted off and to me, this is no coincidence. He was taken off at the 77th minute agai...
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