Manchester United got their return to the Champions League group stages off to the perfect start as they recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory against FC Basel at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, but Red Devils fans remain unconvinced by new boy Victor Lindelof.
The Swedish centre-back was handed only his second start of the season – the other came against Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup – by Jose Mourinho following his summer move from Benfica, and he lined up alongside Chris Smalling at the heart of the defence for the visit of the Swiss champions.
The 23-year-old has yet to feature in the Premier League for the Red Devils with Eric Bailly and Phil Jones being preferred, and while he kept a clean sheet and looked solid enough in the win against Basel, there is certainly still room for improvement following a couple of shaky moments.
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on Lindelof’s performance via social media, and while some described him as “average at best”, others say the ‘jury is still out’ on the summer addition.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction….
— heel_rusty (@heel_rusty) September 12, 2017
Only negatives were Pogba's injury & Lindelof looking nervy/unconvincing. #mufc
— JY (@JY_141) September 12, 2017
Good game, decent win ….but a bit of vulnerability about our defence was exposed…Lindelof isn't up to par yet…#MUFC
— *IfEoLuWa* (@ifeduyile) September 12, 2017
— Vyron R. Turner (@VyronR) September 12, 2017
Lindelof looked better, but he still has an awful lot of improving to do. Under Jose, he will learn. #mufc
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) September 12, 2017
lindelof need more improvement… #MUFC
— CR7 Die-hard fan (@mufCR7fan) September 12, 2017
Barring all the positives, Lindelof looked shaky off the ball today. Needs to improve to play regularly #MUFC
— Kaustubh Pandey (@TheFootyMad) September 12, 2017
Lindelof wasn't convincing for me. On his heals whenever a high ball came in. Smalling didn't convince either. #MUFC
— The MUFC Wurzel (@Bleekster16) September 12, 2017
Comfortable win good to get off to a winning start. Jury still out on lindelof hope the kid comes good. Pogbas gonna be a loss #MUFC
— Stretford Enders (@Lee8Harrison) September 12, 2017