“Trying to manage” – Man United star reveals how he played through injury

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof opens up on playing through injury

Speaking to Mantud.com (h/t MEN), Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof opened up about having had to play through the season carrying a back injury. The Swede remains optimistic that his chronic back problem won’t hamper his chances of playing in the weekend’s Manchester Derby.

Lindelof sat out the game against Crystal Palace and was not risked as Eric Bailly deputised well in his stead. The Ivorian performed well alongside Maguire as United kept another clean sheet after the one against Chelsea.

However, with such an important top of the table clash coming up, Lindelof wants to play in that game.

Chelsea v Manchester United, ManU – Premier League – Stamford Bridge Manchester United s Victor Lindelof left and Chelsea s Mason Mount battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. Picture date: Sunday February 28, 2021.

“Of course. It’s a big game, everyone wants to play in those games. Yeah I’ve been struggling a bit with my back. I’ve been having it for the last couple of months. I missed a few games as well and I am just trying to manage it in a good way.

“I played one game and then I got to rest again, it felt a bit better. It started to come back a little bit but I’m just trying to manage it in a good way, do the recovery right and then treatment. [I’m] just trying to manage it in a good way.”

The Swede also spoke about playing through despite carrying that injury because he wants to play if it’s for the good of the side. United have occasionally given Lindelof an odd game off so as to manage his situation a bit.

Both Lindelof and Bailly have had injury issues this season

The central defender has been plagued with this back injury for months now. But with games coming thick and fast, the club haven’t been able to give him an extended time off to recover. It hasn’t been helped by the fact that Eric Bailly is also injury prone and has suffered a few this season as well.

More Manchester United News:

While it is good to see the commitment from Lindelof, United need to find a solution for the same. They cannot have their first-choice defenders out with so many vital games to come, starting with Manchester City on Sunday.

George Baker

Recent Posts

Transfer blow for Solskjaer as Tottenham begin talks with Man United target

Transfer News: Manchester United receive blow in Joachim Andersen chase According to transfer news from…

33 mins ago

Manchester United to offer struggling new boy to reduce £156m Erling Haaland fee

Transfer News: Manchester United to offer Donny van de Beek to reduce Erling Haaland fee…

1 hour ago

Manchester United face Chelsea threat in the race for world-class French star

Transfer News: Chelsea to battle Manchester United for Raphael Varane According to transfer news from…

2 hours ago

Arsenal enter the race for Man United target termed as ‘the next Vieira’

Transfer News: Arsenal enter the race for Manchester United linked Eduardo Camavinga According to transfer…

2 hours ago

Former star urges Man United to sign this PL sensation over Sancho

Owen Hargreaves wants Manchester United to sign Raphinha over Jadon Sancho According to Yorkshire Evening…

2 hours ago

Manchester United to hold talks about veteran star over his future

Manchester United to hold talks about Edinson Cavani over his future According to news from…

3 hours ago