Sweden’s national team manager confirms that Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof is fit and up for contention
Sweden national team manager Janne Anderson while speaking to Fotbollskanalen (h/t Manchester Evening News) has confirmed that Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof is in good condition after getting substituted in the game against Arsenal.
Lindelof is the first alternative centre-back for Erik Ten Hag if one of the preferred duo of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez is not available.
With Varane injured, Lindelof started the game against Arsenal but could not complete the game due to a minor issue and had to be substituted.
However, with the players going on an international break, the Sweden boss has confirmed that their national team captain is well and up for contention for the upcoming games.
“It’s all good. Yes, there are no problems. He is up and running.”
In a week that could be described as nothing short of heartbreaking and turbulent for United fans, this would be good news.
Not only did we lose Lindelof during the game against Arsenal, even Martinez had to come off and we ended the game with Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans as our centre-back pairing.
That is a clear drop of levels and one of the main reasons why we lost the game in the final stage. The result could have been so different if we had our preferred choice centre-backs.
However, there is no time to complain and bring out the assumptions. With Varane and Luke Shaw injured for a longer duration, it is indeed good news that the Swede is up and running and hopefully he would be ready to start once the Premier League resumes.
Lindelof is highly appreciated by the manager for his skills on the ball and it could be said that he is actually underrated by many people including our own supporters.
He played a vital part in our final run-in to the season where we finished third and has hardly ever given a bad performance or set a bad example. He is a proper professional and has leadership qualities otherwise he would not be leading the national team.
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The performance against Arsenal, despite the result, was good and hopefully we can build on that when we take on Roberto De Zerbi’s tricky Brighton & Hove Albion in our next Premier League fixture.