Soccer pundit Tony Cascarino has expressed critical considerations over Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof’s current efficiency. The membership suffered their fourth Premier League defeat this season, falling 1-0 at dwelling to Crystal Palace.
Lindelof’s lack of ability to successfully mark Joachim Andersen throughout a vital nook scenario led to the sport’s decisive objective and has put his defensive abilities below scrutiny. This prompted Cascarino to query his defensive capabilities throughout his look on the Weekend Sports activities Breakfast.
Victor Lindelof has began 5 video games for Manchester United within the present marketing campaign. Nonetheless, Cascarino has said that his contributions have been subpar (through GOAL):
“We talked in regards to the objective. I mentioned the objective by Andersen was an incredible objective. Lindelof has been, I’d say, in all probability third alternative [for Manchester United]. Clearly, Martinez, earlier than he received injured, and Varane had been the selection, however he’s going to be known as on quite a bit this season.”
Cascarino additional elaborated:
“He’s received to be a greater defender, he has received away with being … folks go after [Harry] Maguire, Lindelof has received off scot-free. There’s been a lot of video games I’ve watched Lindelof the place I’ve felt, ‘Have you learnt what? You haven’t lined your self in glory there’, and yesterday was one among them, positively for the objective.”
Erik ten Hag acknowledges fan discontent following Manchester United’s fourth Premier League defeat
Within the wake of mounting frustration from supporters, United’s supervisor Erik ten Hag has overtly admitted to understanding the followers’ rising disillusionment. The membership was handed its fourth Premier League defeat of the season in a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace, sinking them additional to a regarding tenth place.
The loss, a second consecutive one at dwelling, marks the membership’s most dismal season begin in 34 years. Ten Hag, charged with steering the Crimson Devils again to their wonderful previous, has not had a simple journey to date.
He has grappled with not solely on-field points but in addition off-field disturbances. His management and ways had been known as into query as soon as extra when audible boos reverberated round Previous Trafford as the ultimate whistle sounded. Addressing the followers’ exasperation, Ten Hag conceded (through 90min):
“I perceive. We play at dwelling and we play – now we have to win, with all respect. I do know each sport within the Premier League is tough. It’s important to play your finest and I perceive followers anticipate the perfect. It is a dangerous begin and now we have to catch up. We’ve got to do higher. This is not ok.”
With a Champions League fixture towards Galatasaray looming within the midweek, adopted by one other match towards Brentford, the stress is escalating. A victory in these upcoming matches will not be merely fascinating: it is more and more wanting like a prerequisite to keep up the religion of the Manchester United fanbase.