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Injury boost for Man United as injured star returns to training ahead of Aston Villa clash

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Manchester United star Victor Lindelof is back in training

According to MEN, Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof is back in training ahead of the Premier League clash against Aston Villa after he was taken off at half-time in United’s 5-2 win over a struggling Bournemouth.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that the defender had suffered a back injury and hoped that it wasn’t bad. It appears to be the case as he was pictured driving into Carrington for training.

Victor Lindelof turned up for training at Carrington today
Victor Lindelof turned up for training at Carrington today

“He struggled with his back but hopefully won’t be too bad.”

The 25-year-old has formed a strong partnership at the back alongside captain Harry Maguire. With him appearing set to be ready for Villa, Solskjaer will have his preferred rearguard available.

Lindelof has shown an upturn in form this season. He has made 39 appearances so far and has scored one goal and one assist. (h/t Transfermarkt)

The Swede has played a key role in United’s current 16-game unbeaten run. The Red Devils have kept an impressive 11 clean sheets. (h/t Birmingham Mail)

Harry Maguire Victor Lindelof
Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are the first-choice centre-back pairing at United

United are involved in a neck to neck fight with Chelsea for fourth place. The Blues currently lead us by five points with five games to go. We have a game in hand and cannot afford to drop any more points.

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Not long ago, Lindelof was a liability to the team. Although he is not a defensive rock, his performances have significantly improved under Solskjaer.

The Norwegian has turned our fortunes around and given us our identity back. A return to the UEFA Champions League must surely be next on the agenda.