Victor Lindelof earns respect of United faithful
Victor Lindelof might not have managed to overhaul his attacking colleague Anthony Martial in the race for October's Player of the Month award, but the Swede's second-place finish in our poll proves that Manchester United fans are delighted with his recent form.
Paolo Dybala's slightly fortuitous first-half winner was enough to give impressive Juve the win but, again, Lindelof emerged with credit, and was singled out by United legend Gary Neville as our outstanding player on the night.
Victor could be seen easily matching the speedy Joao Cancelo for pace, before classily chopping the ball away from United's goal and into his own path back up the field. Scrapping to win the ball back to help United sustain their attacking momentum during the second half. Dominating one-on-ones. Feeding off the crowd’s positive reaction to his determination, and taking more and more responsibility. He looked like a man becoming more accustomed to life under the Old Trafford spotlight with every passing minute.
“This was the first time Victor has played a game of this dimension and he had a positive game,” said the boss. “Lindelof and Smalling played well. They were fast, they were aggressive, they dominated the space, adapted very, very well. They pressed up, they got Cristiano in the movements that he does behind the defenders. They were really positive, both of them.”
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