Manchester United Defensive Crisis: How Sir Alex Ferguson Is Fixing The Problem

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Manchester United Defensive Crisis: How Sir Alex Ferguson Is Fixing The Problem
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Some say it's age, some say it's inability. Whatever it is Manchester United's defense has been awful this season. The team has struggled to win away from home and is developing a bad habit for conceding leads. 

In their first three away matches this season United scored seven goals, a very impressive number. What follows is a very unimpressive number, in those three away matches, United have conceded seven goals.

United conceded a late equalizer to Fulham, after taking a late lead. A few weeks later against Everton at Goodison Park, when United looked to comfortably have the match in the bag, they conceded two injury time goals to Everton to only walk away with a point. During their trip to the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, a place where United have had great success nonetheless, United had to twice come from behind just to salvage a point.

After an awful start to the campaign on defense, United have started to find their way defensively. Here is a look at some of their early season problems, and how Sir Alex Ferguson has fixed them.  

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