Victor Lindelof has certainly been more miss than hit since making the move to Manchester United. Although it sounds harsh, I think that’s a fair assessment of his time at Old Trafford.
However, we’ve seen glimpses. There is a good footballer in there. He can organise a back line, he is great at reading the game, he is tough in the tackle. Last night, at home to Juventus, we probably witnessed his best ever display in Red Devils colours. Lindelof deserves huge credit for that.
Lindelof was going up against some of the best attackers in the world against Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado to name a few. He was easily United’s best player on the night, and in the second-half, I lost count on how many threatening attacks he neutralised due to excellent reading of the game.
It was a hugely positive night which shows why Jose Mourinho spent big to bring him in. He’s built in that Rio Ferdinand mould, having the ability to play out from the back. Now, if only United could find their Nemanja Vidic to go alongside him, that’d be wonderful. As you’d imagine, he was getting praised endlessly on social media, and rightly so…
Last night, Victor Lindelof finally proved that there is a great player in there (somewhere!). Now he has to kick on and continue to develop and grow. pic.twitter.com/r7RoLfefxL
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) October 24, 2018
Disappointing overall but I thought Lindelof was excellent..
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) October 23, 2018
Lindelof's probably been #mufc's best outfield performer tonight. Had a fine game up until now.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 23, 2018
Victor Lindelof, BY FAR the side's best player tonight, getting kicked in the balls as the full time whistle blows just about sums up watching Manchester United under José Mourinho this season.
— Muhammad Butt (@muhammadbutt) October 23, 2018
Lindelof has actually been impressive tonight for us, looked more comfortable as the nights gone on. ??
— JoshGI ?? (@JoshGI97) October 23, 2018
Victor Lindelof’s performance:
86% pass accuracy
most clearances (5)
most blocks (5)
most interceptions (3)
only defender on the pitch to not commit a foul.
Superb from the Swede.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) October 23, 2018
Lindelof appreciation tweet, was superb tonight. The only positive sadly. ??
— Stefan (@stefanr092) October 23, 2018