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Victor Lindelof 2017-18 Performances

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5.3 Average rating
9 Appearances
4 Clean sheets
  1. Nov 14, 2017 at 10:35

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    It is much easier. Roy Hodgson famously said that he could take any group of fit amateur players and train them to shut out Manchester United with six months of coaching. The less space a defender has to mark the easier it is generally.
  2. Nov 14, 2017 at 10:41

    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    It is easier in terms of how much space you need to cover and also don't test the pace of the defenders that much. Although us and Mourinho play quite often deep like that so why can't he do it for us?
  3. Nov 14, 2017 at 10:47

    NotoriousISSY $10mil and I fecked it up!

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    I think the point is, there is a player in there. Not a full on dud like we’ve seen so far.
  4. Nov 14, 2017 at 11:01

    Donut Full Member

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    This has nothing to do with his yesterday's performance, which was very solid.
  5. Nov 14, 2017 at 11:13

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    In the 2 international games versus Italy, he has been outstanding. Maybe he will come good with us soon.
  6. Nov 14, 2017 at 11:15

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    You will do well here on the caf. Everyone who doesn't share your opinion is either a fanboy or a hater and then end of with a completely random stat that you have no way of knowing if it's true or not. Well done!
  7. Nov 14, 2017 at 13:40

    Kopral Jono Full Member

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    :lol:
  8. Nov 14, 2017 at 13:53

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    Not someone reliable to listen & quote
  9. Nov 14, 2017 at 14:13

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Rubbish. Roy knows how to shut out teams.
  10. Nov 14, 2017 at 15:32

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    Dream on. He is so far for coming good for us as David Moyes is for being a top manager
  11. Nov 14, 2017 at 15:35

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    That's the spirit.
  12. Nov 14, 2017 at 15:35

    Thecarrickfan_2016 New Member

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    Some of you on here need to give Lindelof time to settle, He's coming from a different league, He'll come good for us.
  13. Nov 14, 2017 at 15:36

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    He seems oddly more assured and proactive when playing for the national team, its like watching two different players. He had a sequence where he read the danger of a long ball, attacked it over an opponent and won the header. Then you see him do what he did against Huddersfield and it bothers imagination.
  14. Nov 14, 2017 at 16:34

    know_it_all New Member

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    Lindelof does not have the quality or mentality to succeed at United unfortunately.
  15. Nov 14, 2017 at 16:54

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    We might as well sell him then, no point giving the lad time to settle, to get used to his 'new' teammates and different tactics.....

    Let's hope we can find somebody daft enough to give us a few £s for him eh ?
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Loublaze ATLien

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    You know him personally? If not then you can't speak on his mentality so early in his united career
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    Given his username he probably knows
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    My thoughts exactly :lol:
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    :lol::lol:
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    You are full sure of this, or just predicting it @izec . I would be hoping he turns out good for us.
  25. Nov 15, 2017 at 10:48

    izec Full Member

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    A bit of both, but the Huddersfield game really had a lasting impression.
  26. Nov 15, 2017 at 10:57

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    I myself think he has qualities, and I hope in time he can become a top player in the Premiership, which he has to acclimatise to. It's a completely different task than he was used to playing at Benfica. Tougher and less time on the ball. He has to get used to it and become that "Premiership Player" sooner rather than later. I hope for the best for him and us.
  27. Nov 15, 2017 at 12:38

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    i have critised him like most on here have, but always would give new players 12 months to settle in before we should really judge them, look at Vidic and Evra when they first arrived no one would have thought they would go on to be some of our best defenders. hopefully can get confidence from his performances for sweden over the last few games and go from there
  28. Nov 17, 2017 at 10:58

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    You said that Guardiola would have already been done with him and looking for replacements. The fact that Pep persisted with an equally shit Stones (as a starter no less, unlike Lindelöf's role as a rotation player) shows how full of shite you are. And then you label me a fanboy for having the temerity to come in here and not rag on him after a good game? Kindly feck off. You'll sooner find me defending players after a bad game rather than slagging them off, never mind after a good one.

    The fact that you come into a player's thread after a good performance to talk about how shit he is also says a lot. Not that you're alone in doing that, mind, but that doesn't make it any less sad.

    Sometimes I get the impression that despite saying that you (a general 'you', not you specifically) hope he'll come good eventually, in reality you're wishing that he'll fail completely. If only so you can tell all the meanies criticizing you for being way too quick to write a player off, "hah, I told you so! I'm way better than you at judging a player's abilities!"
  29. Nov 17, 2017 at 12:18

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    You mention Pep sticking by Stones but you don't mention Pep tried to rid himself Mangala for poor performances. Pep does not give every player that much rope. As for Stones being equally shite as Lindelof, well I disagree. Lindelof has been the worse high priced CB I have ever seen. Seriously the mistakes against Huddersfield were cringeworthy. Lindelof has been poor in pretty much every game he's played at United. His best games are the ones where the opposition do nothing offensively so he doesn't get a chance to make mistakes. As for the accusation that I hoped he would fail that is complete rubbish. When we signed Lindelof I was looking forward to having a ball playing CB to strengthen the team and was shocked to see mistake after mistake from him. I honestly can't believe how bad he has been.

    When I am wrong about a player I have no problem admitting it, for example, I thought Matic would be a poor signing because of his age but he has proven to be an indispensable part of the team.

    For 31m I simply expected a first team footballer, not a project player that is the source of the disappointment. If Lindelof was a 17-year-old academy player I wouldn't criticize him but he cost 31m and is 22 years old and is a full international representative so I think we have a right to expect better performances from him. Compare his performances to that of Davinson Sanchez and you can see where the disappointment comes from. Davinson Sanchez is also a young defender from another league however he has looked like a first team player from the moment he put on the Spurs shirt and you can see the potential in every performance, unlike Lindelof's underwhelming displays.

    I am absolutely being 100 % sincere when I say I hope he improves because we could do with a ball playing CB.
  30. Nov 17, 2017 at 13:35

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    I still think he will come good, there is a player in there, he just looks like a bag of nerves playing for us. Ease him in and he will be fine. I do think it was a waste of money though and would of just given his slot to Tuanzebe and spent the cash on a LB or winger.
  31. Nov 17, 2017 at 13:59

    devilish Phil Neville's #1 fan

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    I don’t understand why you’re comparing Davinson and Lindelof. The former plays in a 3 men CB and a stable/experienced defence and midfield. Our defenders are nowhere near in terms of quality to those at Spurs, we finally got our first DM in years (Matic) as compared to Spurs who have to very valid players in the field (Dier and Waynama) and our best fullback is a winger.

    Lindelof is in a similar situation to Bonucci. They are both ball playing defenders. They both moved to a club whose not passing through a great period of time, they both happen to work alongside a decent goalkeeper but who lack leadership and whose team has seen a higher then average change in personnel. Guess what? Both are struggling to settle down despite the latter is far experienced then the former.
  32. Nov 17, 2017 at 14:10

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    Yeah, but at the end of the day, Bonucci knows how to clear a basic floating ball with his head. Even under duress.
  33. Nov 17, 2017 at 14:12

    devilish Phil Neville's #1 fan

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    I doubt you've been watching him lately. He's terrible. Its not easy to settle down in a new defence especially if it lacks quality.
  34. Nov 17, 2017 at 14:16

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    Personally, I don't think Bonucci is that special. Chiellini always struck me as a better defender. I like when my defenders actually seem to enjoy defending and put their bodies on the line.
  35. Nov 17, 2017 at 14:23

    devilish Phil Neville's #1 fan

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    Ball playing players are rarely appreciated in the UK which is fair enough. Bonucci is a great defender. Having said that, you can't expect a player to leave a star studded/stable defense go to an inferior one and keep doing as well as he did with the former team.

    In my opinion a solid defense is a collective thing rather than an individual effort. We've seen how Vidic and Rio shined around VDS as compared to when they played alongside Foster.
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  36. Nov 17, 2017 at 14:54

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    Who are we talking about?

    Because Lindelof is playing in a far better team than he was last year, alongside players and direct competition that is currently superior to him.
    People gotta be honest sometimes and admit that he is the weak link.
  37. Nov 17, 2017 at 14:57

    devilish Phil Neville's #1 fan

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    He moved in a different league whose got higher expectations and which is played at a higher tempo. Vidic struggled for the first few months despite being older then him and he was partnered with Rio in defense not Smalling. Jeez give the guy some time to settle down.
  38. Nov 17, 2017 at 21:11

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    Manchester United is not a charitable organization.
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    :lol: what does this even mean? Are you saying that if a player doesn't have an instant impact he should be sold immediately? Because, as @devilish said, some of our best players didn't start off that well but eventually settled down and developed into some of the best players we've ever had. Just like players at many other top clubs.

    I'd fecking resent our morals if we binned every new, young player who doesn't immediately shine.
  40. Nov 17, 2017 at 21:57

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    Granqvist deserved a 10. Hero.

    As it comes to Victor, he will come good. He has said in swedish interviews before that he isn't nervous at all when it comes to play with us, even after he made a few mistakes. He needs to accept that its natural to be shite yourself when you're young and new at club as United stop pushing his feelings away.

    Embrace your insecurities and find a way to handle it.
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