Lindelof: We’ll keep building
Saturday’s matchwinner Victor Lindelof knows the result is all-important for Manchester United right now but says the team will continue to work hard to improve performances.
The Reds head into the international break on a high after Lindelof’s second-half goal defeated Luton Town and secured a fourth win in five Premier League matches for Erik ten Hag’s side.
It leaves us only five points behind third-placed Tottenham Hotspur and provides Lindelof with cause for optimism, given United’s ongoing injury problems and the fact we haven’t consistently found top form so far this term.
“We want to score more goals and that’s the next step for us,” the defender said after the game. “Right now the most important thing is the three points and the result.
“But after that we have to keep going, keep working and building and hopefully we can score goals, close the game and not make it difficult for ourselves. But it’s step by step.
“We haven’t been playing at the highest level and we know that. We’ve just got to keep working hard. We’re five points off the top four and it shows that even if we’re not playing at the highest level, we can still get a result.”
Lindelof’s goal – a close-range finish high into the net after Luton failed to clear the ball – was his fourth for the Reds following previous strikes against Leeds United, Burnley and Aston Villa
“It’s always special and nice to score a goal – I don’t score that many anymore,” the Swede admitted. “To score the matchwinner in front of the Stretford End is a special feeling and I felt that today.
“I saw the ball drop and I was thinking to myself ‘just try and hit it quite hard and quite high’. It was a good goal, I think.
“After the goal we dropped a little bit but, like I said, three points was the most important thing.”