Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Victor Lindelof sustained an injury during Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace.
The Swede was one of the better players on a dire afternoon, showing impressive composure on the ball bringing play out from the back.
He was greeted by Mourinho at full-time and hobbled down the tunnel with what looked like a thigh strain.
Speaking after the game, the 55-year-old confirmed that the Swede had indeed picked up a knock but could not declare how serious it was.
Lindelof has started Man United’s last six games in all competitions, slowly but surely entering a groove at a time when, especially defensively, his team is heading in firmly the wrong direction.
His performances have been, as Mourinho would put it, much more mature. It took him a while to get a sense for the Premier League but now can feel positive about himself and his season so far.
That is why an injury – with so many games coming up as well – feels rather cruel on him. Supporters will not want him to lose his stride under Mourinho by spending too long on the sidelines.