Lindelof makes embarrassing blunder for Sweden, Manchester United fans react

Victor Lindelof moved to Manchester United from Benfica in the summer, but the early stages of his career at Old Trafford have not gone smoothly.

The 23-year-old has barely featured for Jose Mourinho this season; in fact the defender has made just three outings.

Those appearances came in the Carabao Cup and Champions League, which suggests that he is not deemed ready to be thrown into Premier League action.

Lindelof has had better luck when it comes to selection for his national side as he started Sweden’s World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands on Tuesday night.

Unfortunately for the defender it was a night to forget as he made a howler just 16 minutes into the match.

While trying to clear danger in the box, Lindelof frantically ended up directing the ball into his raised hand, resulting in a penalty for the Netherlands, which was converted by Arjen Robben.

In the end, Sweden lost 2-0, but their superior goal difference means that they will progress into the playoffs, resulting in the Netherlands failing to make next year’s finals in Russia.

Much of the focus from the United fans was on Lindelof and his mistake.