Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has admitted he has been proven wrong in thinking Victor Lindelof is not good enough for Manchester United.
The Swede was arguably United’s most improved player last season, and he’s now earning praise from pundits analysing the game.
Chris Smalling and Phil Jones haven’t had a look in so far this season since the arrival of Harry Maguire. It looks like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided to partner him with Lindelof, while Axel Tuanzebe sits on the bench as back-up if needed.
Tuanzebe will get his chance as it’s a long season with United looking to go all the way in the Europa League.
However, Carragher was impressed with the defensive duo in the 4-0 opening-day win over Chelsea. And he reckons he could become a strong partnership for years to come, so long as he doesn’t leave for Barcelona after reported interest during the summer, as per The Sun.
“I thought they were very impressive last week,” Carragher said, as quoted by the Express.
“Maguire, we’ve spoken about him.
“But in Lindelof, I probably said 12 months ago this lad’s not good enough for Manchester United.
“Well he’s certainly proved me wrong over the last 12 months.
“If he does it over the next three or four weeks we could be talking about a great partnership with him and Harry Maguire.”
United conceded a stunning but controversial goal against Wolves last night, with VAR permitting Ruben Neves’ finish to stand, but it could be argued that the Portuguese midfielder had too much time on the ball before striking at the edge of the box.
That could be put down to a lapse of concentration on United’s part.
Neves took a heavy took at the time and nobody came to close him down.
Solskjaer’s defence as a unit need to wise up in that regard.