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OPINION | Oh Ralf, don't Ole it - trust your bench!

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Ralf Rangnick (Getty Images)
Ralf Rangnick (Getty Images)

There is a continued theme at Manchester United of not making substitutions or introducing fresh legs into the match too late, which has now travelled through three managerial regimes, writes Tashreeq Vardien.

For 30 minutes against Aston Villa on Saturday, Manchester United played their best football under Ralf Rangnick since his arrival in late November last year.

As early as the sixth minute, a clever free-kick by Alex Telles and Bruno Fernandes resulted in the latter scoring from range, outsmarting the Villa wall and its defenders in the box.

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