Swedish defender Victor Lindelof is a big doubt for Manchester United ahead of their Manchester Derby clash with Manchester City, the Premier League holders. Hosts Manchester United and Manchester City meet for their first Premier League meeting this season and the Red Devils could be without the services of Lindelof due to injury.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talked about Lindelof and his recent absence in the team. Solskjaer was asked about Lindelof and the injury update on his squad in the pre-match presser for the latest Manchester Derby. According to him, Lindelof is a doubt but he expects the Swede to be available. Solskjaer went on to say that he can confirm his availability for the game.
Solskjaer has a decision to make on his defence and whether he wants to move away from the five-man defence that gave him a first league win in five games against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend or move back to a four-man defence.
The return of Frenchman Raphael Varane from injury helped the decision to adopt a five-man defence for the Spurs game and he was flanked by club skipper Harry Maguire and the abovementioned Lindelof on the left and right side respectively. Varane won’t be available for the Manchester City game billed for Saturday lunchtime after he was substituted with an injury in the Champions League clash with Atalanta. The French World Cup winner has been ruled out until next month as a result of the injury.