The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern have been crying out for defensive improvements this season. The Red Devils have seriously struggled at the back this term, and that has been one of the main reasons why they have been unable to keep up with Man City.
Against Arsenal on Sunday, though, there was a shining light for the Red Devils – and it came in the form of Victor Lindelof. The Swedish international has really struggled to adjust to life in England, but our landlord thinks that it’s time for Jose Mourinho to give him a real chance by starting him in every game between now and the end of the season.
After all, Lindelof was brilliant on Sunday. He really stood strong and kept Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – who is one of the deadliest attackers in Europe – at bay. Proving his worth with his brilliant tackling, marking and strength, he has finally begun to show the quality that earned him a move from Benfica to Old Trafford last summer.
Furthermore, it will only be a good thing for Man Utd if they opt to utilise a similar team for the next few weeks. Mourinho has found great value in keeping his team selection static, but changes in defence have been forced upon him. Now, though, he has an opportunity to keep consistent.
Let’s not forget, the rest of the Premier League season has little riding on it, with Man Utd already confirmed to be finishing in the top-four. Mourinho should take some risks as he looks to begin preparations for next season – and so giving Lindelof a chance makes perfect sense.
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