Victor Lindelof has tested positive for Covid-19, hence why he missed Man United’s game against Newcastle United yesterday.
Man United’s overall display against Newcastle United was pretty atrocious. New manager Ralf Rangnick will certainly have been left supremely disappointed with what unfolded.
The players just looked lethargic and sloppy – which has been a common trait over the last few years, whoever the manager has been…
On the day, United fans were left concerned when Victor Lindelof wasn’t included in the match-day squad. The Swede had travelled North for the game.
However, it was later revealed by the club that the United star has tested positive for Covid-19. He’ll now miss at least the next week of action.
Suddenly, United are light in the key defensive position. Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane played last night, though Phil Jones was the only centre-back on the bench. He hasn’t played for the club in over two years.
Games are now coming thick and fast at this stage, with Eric Bailly away with the Ivory Coast due to the African Cup of Nations. He was granted an early leave by the club – though now I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s called back.
First and foremost, it’s about Lindelof’s health. The Ice Man had difficulty breathing a couple of weeks ago. Now, he’s tested positive for Coronavirus. Let’s hope he’s doing good, resting up and keeping himself in a positive frame of mind.
I still firmly believe he could be key for our season, particularly as Maguire continues to put in worrying performances. I’d like to think Lindelof will be back and available for selection early in 2022. Hopefully, he can form a partnership alongside Varane shortly after then.
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