Victor Lindelof and Ashley Young.

Lindelof pleased by Reds' clean sheet at Wolves

Although frustrated by the draw, Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof was pleased with the clean sheet recorded against Wolverhampton Wanderers in our Emirates FA Cup third-round tie.

The sides will replay the tie at Old Trafford later in the month, and our no.2 says maximum effort was required at Molineux against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

“Yeah, it was a tough game,” Lindelof told BT Sport after the final whistle.

“I think in the first half we dominated the game and had a lot of possession, but in the second half they came out stronger. It was tough and we had to work hard for that.”

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made seven changes to the side that was beaten at Arsenal on New Year’s Day, with youngsters Brandon Williams, Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood all starting.

Victor said the alterations were necessary after a busy Christmas period, but was pleased with the efforts of the three Academy players.

“Yeah, well there have been a lot of games in this period. We’ve played a lot of games but today we changed a few things.

“I think the young players that played today showed great character. They did a great job.”

The Reds kept just a third clean sheet in domestic competition since September and that is something Lindelof puts down to another great performance from Man of the Match Sergio Romero..

“We all know what a great goalkeeper he is,” Victor told us. “He shows that every time he plays and I don't know how many clean sheets he has kept now.

“But he is an amazing, amazing goalkeeper and an amazing guy so I am very happy for him.”

Sergio Romero remonstrates with his defenders
Victor was delighted with the contribution of Sergio Romero, who made two vital saves.

Marcus Rashford’s effort, which hit the woodwork, was the closest United came to breaking the deadlock in a game of few chances.

Although Lindelof was pleased to escape the Black Country without defeat, he also expressed disappointed that we couldn’t find a way through a well-organised Wolves defence.

“It was a tight game and we have those players who can do a bit of magic to score goals for us. But, today wasn't there.

“I am not sure what to say. It is a tough place to play, but I am frustrated that we didn't win.”

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