Lindelof is crowned our Player of the Month
Victor Lindelof has been reflecting on a good month for him personally after claiming Manchester United's Player of the Month award for the first time.
The defender came out on top in a tight battle in the November poll, conducted exclusively in our Official App. He received 44 per cent of the final vote, while David De Gea was second with 30 per cent and October’s winner Anthony Martial was a close third with 26 per cent.
November proved to be a mixed month for the 24-year-old, who was in magnificent form after forging a solid partnership with Chris Smalling at the heart of the Reds defence. He was also named the Swedish Player of the Year at a special ceremony in his homeland and scored for his country in their UEFA Nations League win over Russia.
However, Victor later suffered an unfortunate injury in last weekend’s goalless draw against Crystal Palace, when he played through the pain in the latter stages of the game. Jose Mourinho praised his bravery and later confirmed that the centre-back is set to be out of action for around three weeks.
Speaking to MUTV’s Stewart Gardner on Friday, after being presented with the Player of the Month trophy at the Aon Training Complex, Victor had a message for the supporters who voted for him and reflected on the last four weeks on a personal level.
“I just want to say thank you to all the fans who voted for me,” he said. “I really appreciate all your support.
“It’s been a good month for me. I won the award back in Sweden and then the fans have voted for me as the Player of the Month, so it feels great and I’m very happy for the support that I get. I think I’ve been performing well. I just try my best to help the team in the best way possible.”
Lindelof was also nominated for October’s accolade – the first time he was shortlisted since joining the club from Benfica in the summer of 2017 – and was the runner-up to Anthony Martial.
It means that our Player of the Month prize has now been awarded to a defender three times this season already, after Luke Shaw was voted the winner in both August and September.
Congratulations, Victor, and thank you to everyone who voted in our poll.