Man Utd star Victor Lindelof struggling with back injury after asking to be subbed against France, confirms Sweden coach
VICTOR LINDELOF is struggling with a recurring back injury as the Manchester United defender asked to go off in Sweden's 4-2 loss in France on Tuesday night.
The centre-back lasted 66 minutes of the Nations League tie, having also been substituted in United's 2-1 Champions League defeat at Istanbul Basaksehir on November 4.
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And it means the chances of Alex Telles making his United debut in the Premier League at home to West Brom this Saturday are soaring.
Aftonbladet quote Sweden assistant manager Peter Wettergren as confirming: "Lindelof was in a bit of pain after the match against Croatia, but said that he will give everything for the team.
"He gave me a signal at half time that he would not go the whole [of second] half. Then I told him to shout when it is not possible.
"He was able to train okay and said ‘I’ll push as long as possible’.
"He gave me a signal at half time that he would not go the whole [of the second] half. Then I told him to shout when it is not possible."
Lindelof did play all United's last game, a 3-1 Prem win at Everton on November 7.
But boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will surely tread carefully after the 26-year-old's latest problem.
And Brazil left-back Telles is itching to finally play for United after his summer arrival from Porto.
The 27-year-old has missed two weeks after testing positive for Covid-19 but got the all-clear on international duty.
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