ER might not be considered one of the best players in Ralf Rangnick’s squad, let alone one of Europe’s best centre-backs, but Victor Lindelof is a key player for Manchester United
That has helped overcome other weaknesses and a greater lack of defensive organization for the Red Devils this season.
still Lindelof has yet to be recognized as a quality player.
With United lacking an experienced defensive midfielder to sit down and dictate the game, Lindelof has consistently gone forward with his interpretation of the game and ability to play from behind to keep the Red Devils progressive when they have the ball .
In addition, the team previously lacked a clear playthrough structure, which meant they regularly conceded goals on counterattacks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s last year at the club.
And no matter who started in defence, the team’s problems not only remained, they increased.
Fred and Scott McTominay proved unstable and just not good enough for a top team, while United’s attacking midfielders and forwards failed in their task of backtracking defensively.
Lindelof has missed just 16 games in his six years at the club and has been a consistent presence, a claim that really needs to be appreciated, especially as the Red Devils often struggled when he was sidelined.
Although United are not positioned as a possession-oriented team, he is United’s fourth most successful player at short passes (805) and sixth most successful at long ball (55).
What many people don’t realize about the 27-year-old is that he has crucial qualities as a right central defender in the team.
From voice leading to De Gea and Aaron Wan BissakaThose with technical weaknesses to adapt his game to Maguire, who likes to defend proactively with aggression and leaves a lot of space due to his lack of pace, Lindelof covers a large space.
With Maguire’s recent downfall having been terrible both on and off the ball this season, it won’t be long before the Englishman is stripped of his captaincy to lighten his load and help him get back on his feet focus on achievements.
Once there is a consistent playing style and regular dominant performances from the entire team, Lindelof will finally be recognized as one of the best central defenders in the Prem.
This could lead to the former Benfica defender taking over as captain.
Lindelof already has experience captaining for his country, where his ice-cold mentality and strong personality come into play.
All in all, once there is a consistent style of play and regular dominant performances from the whole team at Old Trafford, Lindelof will finally be recognized as one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League.
And he will also be one of the most important players for anyone who becomes a coach next season. be it Erik Ten Hag or Mauricio Pochettino,
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/18128883/man-utd-victor-lindelof-fans-view/ Victor Lindelof is Man Utd’s Mr Underrated and has all the tools to shine under the next manager