Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United just cannot stop scoring four goals. On Wednesday night, the victims were the hapless CSKA Moscow. Usually, away trips to Russia are a torrid affair, but the Red Devils made light work of it this time around.
To my personal surprise, Victor Lindelof was named in the starting XI. The 23-year-old Swede has struggled to adapt to life at Manchester United thus far, but, step-by-step, I’m sure he’ll get there.
The match against CSKA Moscow was another step in the right direction for him, in my opinion. Mourinho switched to a back three and that certainly seemed to suit the former SL Benfica man.
He looked more composed, positionally, he improved and his passing was as good as we’ve become used to in his short Old Trafford career thus far. Whether that’s because he had extra protection or the opponents were so poor it remains to be seen. But, it was certainly a nice little confidence booster for the centre-half.
As you’d imagine, Twitter was rather impressed with Lindelof’s display in the Champions League, and rightly so.
Check out the tweets aimed at Victor Lindelof here:
Best I've seen Lindelof for us in this game . Games like these doing him wonders #mufc
— Gemma (@gemma_is_a_red) September 27, 2017
Lindelof's best game yet for us.
— Vaibhav (@Scholesholic) September 27, 2017
Surely Lukaku and Martial will grab the headlines, but let's take a moment to appreciate Lindelof's performance tonight. Man's a baller
— 🅿🅿6⃣ (@Pogbalistic) September 27, 2017
Think the three centre-back formation has helped out Victor Lindelof. He's looked pretty solid tonight.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) September 27, 2017
Martial Lindelof and Herrera to have top games tonight#MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) September 27, 2017
Big fan of Lindelof and he will prove his doubters wrong. He's going to be class once he bulks up
— Ismaeel (@ThatBoyGiggsy_) September 27, 2017
Lindelof looked good tonight. So did Herrera and Matic.. Lukaku scores as usual. MikiT quality but i give MoM to Martial. Out of this world!
— #DJChrisLawlor (@DJChrisLawlor) September 27, 2017