Manchester United have been hit with more treatment table woes. Victor Lindelof is the latest Red Devil to be added to the injury list.
The Ice Man was an unused substitute during Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Istanbul Basaksehir last night, which wasn’t unusual given changes were made to the team.
However, fans started to question Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when Nemanja Matic moved back to centre-half, leaving Lindelof on the bench twiddling his thumbs…
Well, following the game, we were given clarity on Lindelof – and it’s not good news. United have been hit with another injury concern, as the 26-year-old has suffered a problem with his back.
At this stage, we’re still unsure as to how long he’ll remain out for, though the fact that he was still named as a substitute gives us some optimism.
Check out what Ole had to say here:
“We decided to make a few changes,” Solskjaer told ManUtd.com after the game. “Nothing especially different to what we’ve always done tactically. We just didn’t perform. I think these players have played loads of games together, it was just maybe Donny [van de Beek] was the new addition.
“Victor has got a bad back so he couldn’t play and Axel stepped in.”
What’s most concerning to me is that his replacement, Axel Tuanzebe, seriously struggled last night. Despite playing an absolute blinder in his first game back against Paris Saint-Germain, the young centre-half simply couldn’t cope with Demba Ba, which is a massive concern.
Sure, bad performances happen, though our lack of real quality-in-depth at centre-half is a major issue. Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are constantly injured while Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof continue to divide opinion. Last night highlighted that perhaps Tuanzebe isn’t fully ready despite his massive talent.
As for Lindelof, I would expect he’ll be ready to play against Everton on Saturday, but I’m not 100% sure. Hopefully, he’ll be ready to go, even though he never really fills me with confidence…
Get well soon, Victor!