Jamie Carragher believes it’s not even possible to criticise Victor Lindelof because the Manchester United defender is so far out of his depth.
The £30m centre-back didn’t start the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham, but replaced Phil Jones in the final 30 minutes and made an immediate impact when he gifted Spurs’ Dele Alli a goal scoring opportunity.
Luckily David de Gea reacted quickly enough to save the effort, but former Liverpool defender Carragher simply feels sorry for the United man.
Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: “I can’t criticise Victor Lindelof because it has got to the stage where he is just out of his depth. I actually feel a little bit sorry for him. He should not be playing at this level.”
Lindelof joined United from Benfica in 2017 and played 17 Premier League games, but it appeared Jose Mourinho, his manager, was easing him into the first team.
The 24-year-old then played for Sweden at the World Cup, but is part of United defence in need of drastic improvement, according to former Old Trafford right-back Gary Neville.
“The individual errors – you have no chance if you give away goals like that,” he told Sky Sports.
“And its the fact that they conceded such bad goals. Defensive errors put trepidation throughout the whole team.
“You lose that confidence and belief – and it’s destroying the spirit of the team.”
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