Over the weekend, Manchester United suffered another poor loss away at struggling Newcastle United.
The Red Devils were beaten by the better team on the day as the pressure continues to build on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ahead of the game, United fans were surprised to see Victor Lindelof absent from the squad. The Ice Man had been a regular starter in Premier League games until that point – and at the time it seemed like a tactical decision to hand Axel Tuanzebe the start.
Anyway, we now know that Lindelof was nursing a back problem, but thankfully, the Reds have been handed an injury boost as the 25-year-old has headed on international duty after missing the Newcastle game. Thankfully, the problem isn’t all that serious and he’s now ready to take part in two vital EURO 2020 qualifiers.
It happened on Thursday,” Lindelof told TV4, as quoted by Fötbollskanalen and later quoted via Sport Witness. “I had a game and it seized up. I haven’t been able to train or take part in the last club game, so that’s it, but it gets better and better every day. I get good treatment here and good help with the national team.”
He then added: “I know what it is. I know my body. Do I play? It’s up to Janne [Andersson] and obviously up to my body. If I keep it’s holding up, I want to play both matches if Janne wants it. We simply have to see and take it day by day on how my body feels.
“Today, I went on the pitch a bit, test different movements with the ball and such. We’ll see how it feels when I wake up tomorrow and if there’s any difference, but hopefully I can join the team tomorrow, but we’ll see.”
United’s injury problems this term have just been staggering. I guess that’s sods low, as it was Solskjaer’s decision to thin out the squad – counting on players to remain fit.
Unfortunately, the injury-bug has absolutely decimated the squad in practically every position on the field barring goalkeeper…
Anyway, we now have a two-week hiatus from domestic football which does give some players time to recover and get themselves in amongst it for a crunch game against Liverpool. It certainly seems as though the Ice Man will be ready which is a nice little morale-livener…