Man Utd struggler admits he can not clarify unfavorable begin
Date printed: Tuesday thirteenth October 2020 2:53
Victor Lindelof has admitted he’s uncertain why Manchester United have struggled through the first few weeks of the brand new season.
United ended final season pretty strongly, climbing to a 3rd place end within the Premier League. In addition they made it to the semi-finals of the Europa League and FA Cup after soccer resumed in June.
Nevertheless, they’ve endured a tough begin to the 2020-21 marketing campaign. They misplaced to Crystal Palace of their season opener – a recreation wherein Lindelof gave away a penalty resulting from a handball – earlier than requiring a penalty of their very own 10 minutes into stoppage time to beat Brighton.
The worst got here per week later when Tottenham condemned them to a shock 6-1 defeat at Previous Trafford. It left United sixteenth within the Premier League desk going into the worldwide break.
Through the time since then, Lindelof has returned to motion with Sweden. Nevertheless, even at worldwide stage, he has been on the receiving finish of a unfavorable scoreline, taking part in all 90 minutes of a 2-1 loss to Croatia.
Whereas on worldwide obligation, Lindelof has been in a position to replicate on the previous few weeks with United.
“It hasn’t been the very best begin for us within the league, I don’t know what it’s all about,” he instructed Aftonbladet (as translated by Sport Witness).
“If it’s as a result of we performed for a very long time in Europe [last season] and didn’t get the day off we often get, is tough to reply.
“We most likely had 1-2 weeks collectively earlier than the league began and we haven’t bought to the extent we’ve wished. However I feel after this worldwide break, a variety of gamers are again and able to carry out on the stage we will.”
Lindelof denies bodily issues
There had been issues that United’s hectic schedule had led to Lindelof turning into exhausted. Nevertheless, the defender doesn’t imagine he’s struggling bodily.
“Not for me personally,” he mentioned. “I’ve been set to play two matches on this choice [for Sweden in October].
“The physique feels good. It’s getting began now. Yesterday it felt superb within the legs anyway.
“If Janne [Andersson] desires me to play, I’ve completely no drawback taking part in one other match.”
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Lindelof additionally denied that United have been involved about him taking part in 3 times in a single week for Sweden through the present worldwide break.
“We will speak generally relating to sure alternatives,” he added.
“Just like the final choice, I had a chat with Janne earlier than and we agreed that I’d solely play one match as a result of I felt that the physique didn’t conform to play two video games. However for this choice, there was nothing.”
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