Manchester United fans have been lauding defender Victor Lindelof after he scooped up Sweden’s Player of the Year award ahead of compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Swede enjoyed a fine campaign with the north-west club on a personal level last season, with BBC pundit Garth Crooks naming Lindelof as the club’s most improved player back in February.
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As for Ibrahimovic, he scored 31 goals across 31 games for LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer. However, some feel he could be paying the price for playing in a so-called ‘lower profile league’ (via Caught Offside).
Lindelof has enjoyed a decent campaign with the Old Trafford giants this campaign, featuring in three of the six games the club have kept a clean sheet in, including in both Premier League fixtures (via Transfermarkt).
Fans were lauding the 25-year-old as he won the award ahead of the 11-time winner Ibrahimovic as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Old Trafford faithful:
— Shaun Butler (@_Shaunbutler_) November 11, 2019
Well deserved king
— Marwan (@MarwanM__) November 11, 2019
— ok (@Qofteee) November 11, 2019
Name a better ball playing defender than lindelof in the United squad I will wait
— daniel james (@Mj0323051146) November 12, 2019
Swedish Golden boy for a consecutive year, we’ll deserved he has been the best player for Them no matter how average u think he is, respect him & be positive because from this Lindelof will gain confidence & sharpen up.Their is a world class defender in there. He is only 25 #MUFC pic.twitter.com/9dK4w7KBt3
— MUFC (@punditlanguage) November 12, 2019
Victor my son, well done. U make me so proud. Keep working hard. Keep training. Keep giving everything on the pitch. And pls stay away from annoying social media antics like. In the end your haters will eat their words. I’ve never doubted u & Fred. Well done my son!
— Manchester Reds (@DevilsUltra) November 11, 2019
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