Victor Lindelof wins Manchester United’s ‘Player of the Month’ award for November

Victor Lindelof wins Manchester United’s ‘Player of the Month’ award for November

Victor Lindelof has been voted as Manchester United’s ‘Player of the Month’ for November – his first since joining the club in 2017.

The Swede has become a fixture under Jose Mourinho this season amid injuries and form concerns for Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly.

He produced an especially indomitable performance in the 2-1 win over Juventus, and even played through an injury during the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace.

It was announced by the club that Lindelof had beaten Anthony Martial and David de Gea to the punch for the ‘Player of the Month’ award.

On paper, you would not think that Lindelof was improving and exciting supporters with his performances. Man United are, it must be said, leaking goals in a way they weren’t last season, but the reasons for that go deeper than just one player.

What matters is that Lindelof now suits the United shirt. Last year, he looked almost scared, unsure of himself and his surroundings, flitting in and out of the team.

Now, however, there is an air of command about him, combining a mixture of steely defensive menace with ice-cold composure to produce not just effective but often classy performances. Perhaps no United defender has used the ball better than Lindelof since the days of Rio Ferdinand (or Daley Blind at times). He can be lovely to watch. How often do you say that about a United defender post Ferguson?

Supporters will desperately hope to see him back from injury as soon as possible.

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