Victor Lindelof says he has had a few days of rest at the start of the international break to try and clear up a persistent problem.

The defender told Swedish outlet Fotball Skanlalen he has been playing through the pain barrier for a number of weeks now.

He has been struggling with a back problem but still playing matches for United.

Lindelof hopes that period of rest has made the difference and has declared him fit for tomorrow’s Nations League clash with Croatia.

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“The back feels okay,” said Lindelof.

“I’ve been having trouble for a few weeks. I’ve been struggling through the games that were. It’s good that I got a few days off now, where it’s just been treated, and I really tried to rest.

“It felt good at training today. Hopefully, there should be no problem. If theywant me to play, I’ll try to play and see how it feels. Then we’ll see how our back will be.”

Lindelof is clearly ready to put his body on the line and keep playing for United, and has been impressive in recent games.

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That represents an impressive recovery after a shaky opening weekend of this season against Crystal Palace, following a poor end to 2019/20.

He has shone in matches against PSG and Arsenal, and also stood up well to Everton’s aerial bombardment on Saturday.

The fact he has been doing that while battling injury is testament to his commitment but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hopeful that period of rest has helped him recover more fully.

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