Well, it wasn’t always comfortable but in the end Manchester United got the job done. A 5-2 victory over Bournemouth was probably a fair result in the end, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side continue their assault on the Premier League’s top four.
Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba once again stole the show, though it wasn’t all good news for the Red Devils… With a Victor Lindelof injury putting a minor dampener on things.
In his post-match press conference, Solskjaer confirmed the problem for the now-key United man, leaving the Baby Faced Assassin with an injury concern ahead of a trip to Aston Villa on Wednesday.
“He struggled with his back but hopefully won’t be too bad.” Solskjaer said live on BT Sport in the aftermath of United’s 5-2 win, quoted by journalist Bill Rice.
Obviously it’s way too early to know the severity of the back problem at this stage, but they aren’t to be messed with, just ask Marcus Rashford.
As Ole says, ‘hopefully’ it’s not too bad and although we’re just guessing here, I’d like to think that his substitution was more of a precaution than an enforced one.
With games coming thick and fast, it’s now a squad game more than it ever was. Eric Bailly didn’t look too convincing when he came on this afternoon, mind.
I never really thought I’d say it, but a Victor Lindelof injury at this stage of the season could be a major problem, though I feel that United will go into each of their last five league games knowing they can outscore absolutely anyone.
With Axel Tuanzebe confirmed to be out until September and Phil Jones typically being sidelined, it’s vital that this is a short-term injury as the Red Devils are suddenly looking thin on the ground in a key area of the field.