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Manchester United: Lindelof the weak Red Devils link in Spurs win

Manchester United staged a dramatic turnaround in North London on Sunday evening, coming from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1.

Heung-Min Son had given the hosts the lead but strikes from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood secured three points for the Red Devils.

Despite the dramatic comeback, it was still a tricky evening for a few of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s charges at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – none more so than Victor Lindelof.

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The £21.6m-rated Swedish centre-back was the weak link in the Manchester United backline throughout the game as Spurs took control in the first-half.

According to WhoScored, he only contributed a single tackle in 90 minutes and also did not produce a single interception. For comparison, Lindelof’s centre-back partner Harry Maguire provided two tackles and four interceptions of his own throughout the game.

Meanwhile, the former Benfica man continued to struggle against Spurs by only producing two clearances.

His poor defensive work was compounded by an attempted horrendous clearance from Harry Kane’s pass into Lucas Moura, allowing the Brazilian to slide the ball across for Son to score the opening goal.

Whilst the goal did not mean a great deal at the end of the match, the way that Lindelof struggled to defend would have been a concern for Solskjaer.

The defender was also not too inspiring on the ball in terms of playing out from the back either. He racked up a middling 84.5% pass accuracy and could only pick out his teammates with just two of his six attempted long balls throughout the match.

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So, despite United’s excellent showing in North London, having picked up a fantastic three points, Lindelof was certainly an outlier thanks to a difficult personal performance.

Solskjaer will certainly be expecting better against Granada in midweek.

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