Victor Lindelof in action against Swansea City

Lindelof voted Man of the Match after late goal

Tuesday 29 January 2019 23:26

On the night Victor Lindelof scored his first goal for Manchester United, the Sweden international also picked up our Man-of-the-Match award.

The centre-back moved forward to great effect in stoppage time to ram the ball home for United's equaliser, despite Tom Heaton's best efforts to keep it out, as a remarkable late comeback by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men rescued a point against Burnley and preserved the caretaker manager's unbeaten record since taking charge.

Clearly in fine form, Lindelof produced another good performance and pipped fellow contenders Paul Pogba and Juan Mata to MUTV's star-man accolade.

Victor Lindelof was United's pass master during the draw with Burnley.

As usual, the defender was precise with his passing – his accuracy rate of 97.5 per cent was the highest on the pitch. This was notable, as only Phil Jones made more passes than him (85 to 80).

Lindelof made seven more clearances than any of his United colleagues and did his best to repel the dangerous strike pairing of Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood, who both managed to get on the scoresheet. Emphasising the level of threat at the other end, Burnley centre-backs James Tarkowski and Ben Mee made 14 clearances apiece, compared to our Scandinavian's figure of nine.

Lindelof managed three shots in total, according to Opta's statistics, and, of course, will be pleased to get off the mark for the club on his 53rd appearance. 

However, his main job is defending, and he continues to fulfil those duties extremely well, as he continues to look the part at the heart of the back four.

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