Up to the present time of the new season, it is easy to confirm that Manchester United has completely failed to meet the expectations of the fans. Besides the disappointing results that left the Old Trafford team in the middle of the Premier League rankings, they also played with an extremely poor performance in the Champions League and have not been able to win any points after 2 games. match turn.
Obviously, there are many factors leading to Man Utd’s bad start, typically the fact that key players in the defense are constantly injured. In the central defender position, coach Erik Ten Hag does not have the services of Lisandro Martinez due to a long-term injury, while Raphael Varane also often has physical problems. Therefore, Ten Hag even had to put his trust in “veteran” Jonny Evans many times.
Similarly, in the left-back position, Luke Shaw also followed Tyrell Malacia to join the “sick soldiers” list at Old Trafford, while Sergio Reguilon – who was urgently recruited to replace the two players. hey, finally got injured. However, fortunately for Man Utd, because without the right decision from Ten Hag, they will certainly have to face even more challenges.
“Yes, there is a clause for Manchester United to extend the contract for another year. So, for sure they will consider that decision, and they have also discussed the issue of Lindelof internally.”, signed author Fabrizio Romano revealed on GIVEMESPORT.
“For Lindelof, there was a possibility of him leaving in the transfer window last January, with interest from Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid. But, the answer from Erik ten Hag was always no, ‘hope’. This player must stay at Man United and he is an important player for us’. Ten Hag is a big fan of Lindelof.”
This season, it is not difficult to see that Victor Lindelof’s importance to Man Utd has increased significantly. Up to now, Lindelof has made a total of 11 appearances in all competitions – including 8 starts, becoming a “savior” for the Red Devils while the “injury storm” is sweeping through Old Trafford. . Obviously, if Ten Hag does not make an effort to retain Lindelof, Man Utd’s situation will be even worse.
It is important to know that Lindelof himself also revealed in an interview that he would reconsider his future in the summer transfer window, but in the end, the Swedish star still decided to stay at Old Trafford. Obviously, if you have firmly rejected the teams interested in Lindelof, then behind the scenes, it cannot be ruled out that Ten Hag has also appeared to persuade the Swedish star to stay.
Not simply a centre-back, recently, Lindelof has also been used by Ten Hag as a left-back to bring Sofyan Amrabat back to the midfield. It can be seen that Lindelof is playing a very important role in Man Utd’s squad at the moment, and it is clear that Ten Hag was absolutely right to keep him at Old Trafford.
Huynh Phong | 08:57 October 22, 2023