Manchester United star Victor Lindelof has opened up on his troublesome back injury. The defender has returned to the team following his involvement in this summer’s European Championship.
Lindelof struggled for the majority of last season with a persistent back injury, with the problem dating as far back as early 2020. The former Benfica star managed the injury for the entirety of last season but was forced to sit out some games.
On international duty, Sweden manager Janne Andersson granted Lindelof additional rest and tailored training sessions in order to commodate his star player.
The 27-year-old has, however, insisted that he is feeling better after a four-week rest from football this summer. Lindelof helped Sweden reach the round of 16 at Euro 2020 and is now looking forward to the new Premier League season ahead.
“I feel much better now,” Lindelof told the official Manchester United website when quizzed on his back. “I’ve been working very hard on my back especially during the break. I struggled a lot with it last season and had to really play through it.
“I played a game and then would need to rest for a couple of days and then it was straight into another game. That was tough, but like I say I’ve been working very hard with different types of exercises and treatment, and I feel much better.”
With a deal to bring Raphael Varane to the club still not completed, it’s likely that Lindelof will partner Harry Maguire in the Premier League curtain-raiser against Leeds next week.