Lindelof eyes a potential semi-final advantage

Tuesday 11 August 2020 07:00

Victor Lindelof hopes the extra 24 hours Manchester United will have over our UEFA Europa League semi-final opponents will give the Reds a slight advantage next Sunday night in Cologne.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men claimed a 1-0 win over FC Copenhagen thanks to Bruno Fernandes's extra-time penalty on Monday evening, to secure our place in the last four of the tournament.
Highlights: United 1 FC Copenhagen 0 Video

Highlights: United 1 FC Copenhagen 0

Greenwood and Rashford both had goals disallowed, before Fernandes scored from the penalty spot...

The Reds now lie in wait for the winner of Tuesday night's Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sevilla clash ahead of this weekend's semi-final. And Victor reckons the added time we have to recover will be a benefit.

"It's hard to say, but it's tough now so an extra day is always a positive thing," he told MUTV's Stewart Gardner.

"That extra day of rest... you never in the last minutes of a game if that can be the difference."

Lindelof was introduced to the action on 71 minutes, in place of Eric Bailly, and slotted in alongside his regular centre-defensive partner Harry Maguire.

The Swede hit the post with an effort and was forced into some dogged defending late on as the Reds battled our way to victory.

"Hopefully we can win the semi-final and get to a final," added the defender. "That's been our goal and hopefully we can perform well and go through."

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