Manchester United handed a first start in Red Devils colours to Victor Lindelof against Real Salt Lake this evening, and it was brilliant to see the Iceman involved from the off. The 23-year-old, signed from SL Benfica this summer impressed once again.
He started in a back four alongside Phil Jones, and immediately we saw the benefit of having a left-footed centre-half playing on the left-hand side of the back two as it allows him to go into the tackle with his strong foot more often than not.
What’s most impressive about the young man is his coolness and calmness in possession. He will survey the situation before making the right pass, and more often than not he has the execution to pull it off.
Positionally, Lindelof looked solid. He seems to have a high IQ when it comes to knowing where to stand when the opposing team are on the attack, and he bailed his teammate Phil Jones out of trouble on more than one occasion.
I think it has been a promising start for United’s new centre-back, and hopefully, we’ll see him play alongside Eric Bailly is one of the games ahead as that’s the duo that I’d love to see us start the season with.
Have a look at the best tweets aimed at Victor Lindelof below:
Thought Victor Lindelof had a very calm and composed half. Settling in nicely.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) July 18, 2017
Lindelof looks brilliant at the back. Lingard and Mkhitaryan have been outstanding on Tour so far. Lukaku very impressive today as well.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) July 18, 2017
Lindelof looks brilliant at the back. Mkhi has been outstanding. Lukaku very impressive as well. #MUFC
— James (@JamesMUFC96) July 18, 2017
United looked like an average team down the block in that half, only mans making incisive passes between the lines are Lingard and Lindelof
— Slim (@_samini_) July 18, 2017
Lingard best player in 1st half. Mkhi very good. TFM and Lukaku pretty good too. Lindelof solid. Rest were pretty poor
— Darragh B O' Donovan (@Dazzmondo95) July 18, 2017
Lindelof is so cool! I like him already
— Snow Man⛄ (@BolajiXVII) July 18, 2017
Lindelof is quality
— Super O.D (@Paapaliii) July 18, 2017
Lingard, Mkhitaryan and Lindelof are the 3 players that have stood out this half for me
— Hi, My name is Joe (@SayNoMore33) July 18, 2017