Man United centre-half Victor Lindelof will not play for Sweden over the next fortnight.
When describing Manchester United’s centre-backs in one word, I’d go with unreliable.
Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones and even Raphael Varane all struggled for various reasons in 2021/22. It’s a large reason why this United side were amongst the worst in the league when it comes to goals conceded.
For Lindelof, the woes look set to continue over the summer. The United star has been dealt a blow, suffering with a ‘recurrent injury’ and as a result, has pulled out of international duty. That’s according to the Manchester Evening News.
What’s worrying for United is that the issue is being described as a ‘serious knock’, though the nature of the problem has not been disclosed.
Ideally, Lindelof will be back in time for pre-season as that’s going to be huge, particularly with a new manager in charge.
However, the use of the word ‘serious’ has me worried. I’m assuming this is a semi-lengthy injury, with the Sweden manager also giving very little away when talking about Lindelof.
I’ll be honest, Lindelof worries me at the best of times. He’s one of many at United who often blow hot and cold, though the nervousness with which the ‘Ice Man’ (ironic, I know) plays with often leaves me rather worried when watching United.
Is he good enough to start every week in a title-winning side? In my opinion, no. However, he could be useful as a third and fourth option.
Whether we like it or not, Lindelof will be at Old Trafford next season and will no doubt play his fair share of games. It’s in our best interests to have him fully fit and available as soon as possible.
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