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Manchester United: Lindelof must go after performance vs Brighton

Manchester United conceded another heavy defeat this weekend losing 4-0 to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon, further revealing that Erik ten Hag has a huge challenge on his hands this summer.

The Red Devils took their 11th defeat in the Premier League this season which has now put them five points adrift from Arsenal in the top four spot who are yet to play this weekend, meaning it is now mathematically impossible for Manchester United to secure Champions League football next season.

The performance was nothing short of abysmal from Ralf Rangnick’s side who seemed like they were happy to concede defeat from the moment they kicked off at the AMEX stadium, with the hosts scoring in the first 15 minutes of the game.

Despite having slightly more possession than the Seagulls (58%), Brighton were more willing to take their chances against their opponents with more shots on target, more big chances created and more counter-attacks than Man United throughout the game.

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The horrific defensive performance and numerous mistakes cost the team dearly as Graham Potter’s side put another three goals past David de Gea before the final whistle leaving a lot of question marks over players’ futures at the club following the disappointing display.

One player who was anonymous throughout and should be on the list for the chop this summer was Scott McTominay who picked up a dreadful 5.9 rating via SofaScored. However, his defensive colleague, Victor Lindelof, was also rather dreadful.

The Man United defender who was dubbed “pathetic” by journalist Rob Blanchette, proved to be completely ineffective in his position throughout the game and made a hopelessly careless mistake when he let the ball go straight through his legs leading to Moises Caicedo scoring his 15th-minute opener for Brighton.

According to SofaScore, Lindelof did not win or attempt a single ground or aerial duel and made no tackles or interceptions throughout his 90-minute performance, letting his team down for not the first time this season and now his new manager Ten Hag must brutally axe the Swedish defender when he joins this summer.

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The defence at Old Trafford needs a serious overhaul with Harry Maguire, Alex Telles and Aaron Wan Bissaka also facing serious scrutiny in the demise of Manchester United this season and upon the Dutch coach’s arrival, there will need to be ruthless decisions made on the likes of Lindelof and his teammates in the back-line.

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