Victor Lindelof was named in the BBC team of the week after his superb performance against Brighton.
Victor Lindelof‘s performance in the FA Cup semi-final was ‘impossible’ to ignore says BBC pundit Garth Crooks.
The former footballer selected Lindelof as the only Manchester United player in his team of the week column for BBC Sport.
He explained that he was originally going to select Luke Shaw in his XI, before switching to Lindelof instead.
Gary Neville named Victor Lindelof as his man of the match after he scored the winning penalty after Solly March’s shootout miss.
Crooks seemed to be in agreement. He commented: “It became impossible for me to ignore Victor Lindelof having not only performed brilliantly in the FA Cup semi-final, having spent the best part of the season out of the Manchester United starting line-up, but he then went on to score the winning penalty in the shootout.
“I have not heard one word of complaint from the defender about having been left out of the team, while his conduct whenever he played has been exemplary. I hope Erik ten Hag rewards him with a cup final start.”
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Lindelof is almost certainly in line to start the final at Wembley in June, with Lisandro Martinez out injured for the rest of the season.
It is just going to be a question of who partners him. There is a chance Raphael Varane might be able to get back.
Harry Maguire won’t be suspended, while Luke Shaw was a class act in central defence once again. Lindelof though should be a shoe-in.
The Sweden international is a highly valued member of the squad and he actually seems to have improved under Erik ten Hag, he just hasn’t had the regular game time to show it.
He should get a run between now and the end of the season, and United simply need to keep him fit.