Victor Lindelof a doubt for Man Utd vs Aston Villa due to back injury he suffered in Bournemouth win

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has revealed that Victor Lindelof is a doubt to face Aston Villa on Thursday in what is a huge blow for the club.

The Manchester United centre-back was replaced at half-time during the 5-2 win against Bournemouth due to a back injury.

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof is a doubt for Thursday’s clash against Aston Villa

Lindelof has been a key player for the Red Devils – starting 30 out of 33 Premier League games.

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He has formed a solid partnership with Harry Maguire at the back as he has silenced his critics with his performances.

But Solskjaer has confirmed that the Swedish international could now be set to miss out on the trip to Villa Park.

Speaking to the club’s website on Lindelof’s injury, the Norwegian gaffer has stated there is no update on his condition.

He said: “Not yet, no. It’s not too bad. He’ll play soon

“I’m not sure if he’ll manage the Villa game, but he might do.

Should Lindelof fail to be declared fit, Eric Bailly could play alongside Maguire, though the duo failed to shine against Bournemouth.

Bailly was criticised for giving away a penalty against the Cherries, while Maguire was slammed for his role in Junior Stanislas’ opener.

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Commenting on United’s defenders, Paul Scholes said: “Look, I think Lindelof has done alright but I just think Maguire with his lack of pace at times (can get caught).

“If he’s got a really dominant centre-half next to him like a Rio Ferdinand or Jaap Stam who bullies centre forwards I think that would be a big help to the team.

“I think you are looking at a centre forward, a really classy goal scorer and possibly a centre-half to play next to Maguire.”


By: Jake Lambourne
Title: Victor Lindelof a doubt for Man Utd vs Aston Villa due to back injury he suffered in Bournemouth win
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Published Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:03:12 +0000