Lindelof acknowledges the fans.

Lindelof injury update

Saturday 24 November 2018 18:06

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was asked to provide an update on Victor Lindelof's situation, after the defender was clearly hurt in the closing stages of the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace.

The Sweden centre-back has returned from international duty with his country, when he was withdrawn at half-time during the Turkey game with 'flu-like symptoms, but then scored against Russia in midweek.

Back in a red shirt, he produced another polished performance against Palace and was one of the hosts' star men on a disappointing afternoon at Old Trafford.

Victor Lindelof appeared to suffer a hamstring problem.

During the end of the stalemate, he appeared to pull up with a hamstring injury but soldiered on immediately, winning the ball in stoppage time, and refusing to leave his team down to 10 men as all three substitutions had been made.

It was a mark of the bravery of the stopper, who continues to endear himself to the United faithful.

MUTV quizzed the boss about the situation, ahead of the Champions League tie with Young Boys on Tuesday night.

When asked if Lindelof is injured, Jose replied: "I believe so. I have to believe so. I always say that this is the period of the injuries.

"When they are not injured in the national team, they come to the clubs and they are injured in the clubs and he played against Russia three days ago or two days ago and, of course, we need him and he played and he was probably the best player of the team.

"He was a brave guy, probably punishing himself, who knows, for how long he will be out, but a fantastic example."

All eyes on the ball for Victor Lindelof and Wilfried Zaha.

The manager has already suggested Eric Bailly will start at Old Trafford in midweek and the Ivory Coast international is an obvious option if Lindelof is absent, although Phil Jones was among the substitutes against Palace.

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