Victor Lindelof praises defensive display
Victor Lindelof was pleased with how he and his Manchester United team-mates defended, as the Reds fought to a 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford.
Lindelof was part of a back four that included Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw, who all dealt with the challenges thrown at them by the tricky visitors. Shaw marshalled the tough assignment of marking Adama Traore, while Wan-Bissaka threw in some meaty slide-tackles to stop the visitors hitting us on the counter-attack.
In the middle, Victor made a crucial block in the first half to deny Raul Jimenez, after a decent cross into the danger zone from Wolves. The latest result is United's third clean sheet in a row and when Victor spoke to MUTV after the match, he reflected on another solid display at the back.
“Obviously, we wanted to win and get the three points, so it's a bit frustrating, but, overall, I thought we controlled the game well and they didn't create a lot of chances, and we kept another clean sheet. So we want to create a little bit more up front and to score a goal, but yeah, it is what it is.”
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With Bruno Fernandes making his United bow, Lindelof, who also made the switch to Manchester from Portugal, was asked about what he thought of his new team-mate and how he had settled into his new surroundings in such a short period of time.
“It's not easy to come in here,” added the central defender.
“I think he's had one training session, so to come in and play is not easy, but I think he did a good job and showed what kind of qualities he can give us. Hopefully now when we have the break he can train a bit more with the team, get to know all the players and then I think it's going to be much easier for him.”
Lindelof's defensive partnership with Maguire has continued to make progress since the turn of the year. The duo have played in all but one of United's Premier League fixtures this term and the Swede hopes they can maintain the run in the rest of the campaign.
“The more games you play together, the easier it gets,” added the Scandinavian.
“He's a fantastic player and we train every day and play a lot of games now, so for every game that we play, we get better and better. Hopefully, we can keep improving and get to know each other even more and hopefully we can keep more clean sheets together.”
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It is the end of a busy run of fixtures for United. Since the turn of the year, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have played in 10 games in just over four weeks and Victor hopes that this small window without football will gives the players, some of whom have played in every game, a much-needed chance to recharge their batteries ahead of another relentless run-in to the end of the campaign.
“It's hard,” he conceded.
“We've been playing a lot of games. So it's going to be nice to get a few days off to rest. We want to keep going, we've got to take this break to recharge our batteries, so we can come back even stronger for the second part of the season and, yeah, try to perform good football and win a lot of games, because that's our main goal, so we have to be clever when we have this break and use it well.”