Victor Lindelof.

Lindelof eager to get back on the pitch

Monday 12 November 2018 07:00

Victor Lindelof spoke of his eagerness to get back on the pitch with United after Sunday's disappointing 3-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Jose Mourinho's men have to wait two weeks before the next game against Crystal Palace, as many of the squad head off with their respective countries for the final international break of the year.

When our Swedish defender spoke to MUTV after the game, he highlighted the unfortunate timing of the break and how he is desperate to right the wrongs of Sunday afternoon.

"Right now the break has come at the wrong time," Lindelof said. "Because I feel like in the last couple of weeks we've really improved a lot, we've got some good results and we've been playing better, so we're sad of course for the loss.

"But we know that we can do some good things and, I can just speak for myself, but I want to play more games now."

Lindelof: Break has come at a bad time Video

Lindelof: Break has come at a bad time

Watch our post-match interview with Victor Lindelof, who is eager for our next game to roll around...

Since the return from the previous break in October, Lindelof has started in every fixture in all competitions and helped United pick up three wins and a draw from a tough run of six fixtures.

Unfortunately, the Reds couldn't add a fourth victory to that tally after goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan ensured the win went to the blue side of Manchester.

"I think we started the game, the first fifteen minutes, quite badly," Victor said. "They had a lot of possession and we didn't do so much, but after their goal we started to play a little bit and we made it harder for them.

"After we scored after our first goal we could have been a bit more aggressive and tried a little bit more but we lost today and we're sad about that."

Anthony Martial gave the United faithful some hope in the second half when his penalty reduced the Reds' deficit to one goal, however an equaliser could not be found.

"After that goal they were quite nervous and it felt like we could have scored another goal, but they scored a third goal instead, so it happens in football, but we are very, very disappointed, because we felt that we could have scored a second goal and got a better result," Lindelof said.

"We had quite a lot of possession, but we didn't really come in behind their defensive line into their last third of the pitch," he added. "But we tried and like I said it felt like we could've hurt them more today."

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Watch Mourinho's post-match interview Video

Watch Mourinho's post-match interview

“It was not a bad performance," says Jose. "One thing is a bad performance, another is a performance with mistakes."