Lindelof expected to miss a month of action

Friday 22 December 2023 20:00

Manchester United centre-half Victor Lindelof is expected to be out for just over a month, following successful surgery on a minor groin issue.

The Sweden international was substituted during the 2-1 victory over Chelsea in early December, but was pictured in training earlier this week.
However, in a pre-match press conference before our Premier League game against West Ham United tomorrow (Saturday 23 December, 12:30 GMT), manager Erik ten Hag revealed that the 29-year-old had required surgery.

Ten Hag's team news for Hammers test


The boss gives a detailed update on his squad ahead of Saturday's game in the capital.

In addition to the aforementioned game against David Moyes' Hammers, Lindelof is likely to miss our two remaining Premier League fixtures in 2023, against Aston Villa (26 Dec) and Nottingham Forest (30 Dec).

The timeframe suggested by the medical staff would indicate that our no.2 is also likely to be unavailable for the Emirates FA Cup third-round tie against Wigan Athletic (8 Jan), plus the league meeting with Tottenham Hotspur (14 Jan) that follows.
Part one: Press conference v West Ham Video

Part one: Press conference v West Ham

Press conference part one | Erik has provided the latest injury updates and previewed Saturday's match at West Ham...

In more positive news, Christian Eriksen is expected to feature in the matchday squad for the game against West Ham, while two of Lindelof's defensive colleagues, Harry Maguire and Lisandro Martinez, are predicted to return in mid-January.

We wish Victor all the best for his recovery process, and look forward to his return to first-team action soon.