“He will not play” Ole officially ruled out world class deferder ahead UCL 2nd leg with Atalanta
Manchester United have suffered another defensive injury this season after Victor Lindelof was ruled out of their crucial Champions League clash against Atalanta on Tuesday.
The club confirmed the Sweden international
who was part of the back three that started the 3-0 win at Tottenham on Saturday
Has not travelled to Italy after picking up a knock in training on Monday.
It comes as a blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but has not resulted in the fully-fledged crisis United would have faced had he suffered the injury while Harry Maguire
Raphael Varane – his centre-back partners at the weekend – were still out.
But the injury to the 27-year-old Swede – who has played the full 90 minutes in all three of United’s European fixtures so far this term
Could force Solskjaer to change his system at the back once more, though Eric Bailly is a like-for-like replacement.
Meanwhile, Paul Pogba will be available to Solskjaer as his three-match ban
Following his dismissal in the 5-0 hammering by Liverpool only applies to domestic competitions.
Amad Diallo is also on the plane for the match against his former club
While fellow forward Anthony Martial is also in the 25-man squad.
United lifted slightly lifted the pressure on under-fire boss Solskjaer at the weekend with their victory in north London
Will now look to take another step towards qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League in Bergamo.
But Solskjaer warned his Manchester United players that ‘one swallow doesn’t make a summer’
As they try to build on the morale-boosting win over Tottenham.
‘The next one is the one that matters and we’ve been looking and working to get consistency,’ he said.
‘We know that when we get that consistency, we well get results and performances”
‘As I said, one swallow doesn’t make a summer”
“it’s important we keep focusing on what we did well in that game and improve on what we didn’t do as well”
‘It’s relentless with games every three games, and it’s a chance tomorrow to prove that we can go again.’