‘I do not know what it is due to’: Victor Lindelof is baffled by Manchester United’s terrible start to the season but believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s struggling side are close to hitting form
- Manchester United are 16th in the Premier League after an awful start this term
- Victor Lindelof has said he can’t put his finger on why United have been so bad
- Lindelof does believe, however, that he and his team-mates will find form soon
Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has admitted that he can’t pinpoint why he and his team-mates have started the season so badly.
United are 16th in the Premier League having won once and lost twice.
Lindelof has himself faced criticism for individual errors, particularly in the 3-1 defeat by Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in which he gave away a penalty and produced a generally poor performance.
Victor Lindelof can’t explain why Manchester United have started the season so terribly
The Sweden international didn’t, however, have anything to do with United’s 6-1 hammering by Tottenham after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dropped him for Eric Bailly.
‘It has not been the best start for us in the league, I do not know what it is due to,’ Lindelof told Swedish media outlet Afton Bladet.
‘If it is because we played for a long time in Europe [last season] and did not get the rest you usually get, it is difficult to answer.’
United suffered a 6-1 defeat by Tottenham in their last game before the international break
He also loosely suggested that United starting the season a week later than the majority of teams may have resulted in them being off the pace but said he expects an upturn as soon as the weekend when Solskaer’s side travel to Newcastle.
Lindelof, who could play against team-mate Bruno Fernandes when Sweden meet Portugal in the Nations League on Wednesday night, added: ‘We had one or two weeks together before the league started and we have not reached the level we have wanted.
‘But I think that after this national team gathering, many are back and ready to perform at the level we can.’
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