Lindelof: Everyone's eager to play on Saturday

Thursday 21 September 2023 07:00

Victor Lindelof admits every one of his Manchester United team-mates is eager to return to action swiftly, in Saturday's trip to Burnley, following our narrow UEFA Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich.

Early strikes from Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry saw United fall two behind during the first half, before Rasmus Hojlund grabbed his first goal in United colours at the start of the second period.

Harry Kane's penalty quick made it 3-1, before midfielder Casemiro narrowed the deficit as the game wore on. Bayern substitute Mathys Tel then netted the home side's fourth, before our no.18 completed his brace with the seventh goal of the night.

Victor partnered Lisandro Martinez at the heart of our defence, and admitted it was a stern test against the Bundesliga champions.
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“I mean, coming here is always tough,” he reflected when speaking to MUTV.

“We played against a very, very good team. We still managed to score three goals but we didn't get a result.

“So of course it's frustrating as we wanted a better result obviously.”
After goalkeeper Andre Onana was unfortunate to see Sane's effort slip past him, the Sweden captain moved to defend his new team-mate.

“Mistakes are part of football. It happens, but it's all about how we can bounce back from that,” admitted Lindelof.

“I think we started the game well and then obviously we conceded the first goal.
“After that we just have to keep doing our job and keep playing the football that we want to.

“We came out in the second half and we wanted to give it a good try and we managed to score three goals.

“But like I said, in the end we didn't get the result we wanted. So of course it's very frustrating.”

Onana feels responsible for defeat


Despite making several saves in Munich, Andre Onana says he is culpable after his error.

With attention now switching to our Premier League campaign, the 29-year-old also emphasised how returning to winning ways at Turf Moor this weekend is of the utmost importance.

Recovery and training awaits in Germany tomorrow for Ten Hag's squad, before a flight back to Manchester signifies yet another quick turnaround.
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“In the Premier League, it's always tough. It's all about the recovery and like you said, we're staying here tonight and we will try to get a good night's sleep and recover well,” added Victor.

“We then fly back to Manchester to prepare for the game on Saturday.

“Everyone is eager to play that game as well, to bounce back and get three points and hopefully keep going after that.”