Victor Lindelof

Lindelof relishing busy festive period

Sunday 05 December 2021 07:00

Manchester United will play the second of eight December matches across all competitions when Crystal Palace are the visitors to Old Trafford this afternoon.

Just three days on from the 3-2 victory over Arsenal on the same pitch, the Reds will return to M16 to face another London club, this time in the form of Patrick Vieira’s Eagles.

A home meeting with Young Boys in our final Champions League Group F follows on Wednesday before attentions return to the Premier League for the remainder of the festive month. 

Particularly in English football, the coming weeks are considered an important period in the season, with so many fixtures in quick succession presenting an opportunity to put together a run and build up momentum going into the second half of the campaign.

It is a time that is therefore savoured by fans, and players alike, as Victor Lindelof tells us in a sit-down interview ahead of today’s outing.
“That’s the best part of football, just to play games,” the defender explained to club media.

“Always, during the Christmas period there’s always a lot of games, I think that’s the best part of it.

“Of course, it’s very important to take care of the body as well but it’s a fun time.”
A high frequency of fixtures at this time of year does of course mean less time between matches, meaning there is more importance than ever on recovery.

Lindelof speaks about the significance of it, particularly around Christmas, and what he attempts to do to keep himself as primed as possible in the winter months.

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“It’s very, very important. I play a lot of games and have been doing that for the last couple of seasons so that’s a big part of what I have to do after games; take care of the body. 

“Eat well, try to sleep and everything. I think I’m doing a good job and hopefully I can stay fit and keep playing games.”