Aston Villa’s match against Manchester United earned Victor Lindelof a spot in the BBC team of the week for his efforts.
Because Arsenal’s “weekend fixture” against Chelsea was played on Tuesday night, BBC Sport had to delay the release of their team of the week.
Following Old Trafford’s 1-0 victory over Villa, one Manchester United player was named to the starting lineup.
Victor Lindelof, a center back in good form, was chosen for the second week in a row after his performance against Brighton in the FA Cup semi-final.
Defender Victor Lindelof, who represents Sweden internationally, was a member of Garth Crooks’ BBC team of the week.
The Manchester United defender is finishing the year in such brilliant form that it’s impossible to leave him out, according to Crooks. ”.
He cited three specific instances from Lindelof’s performance, with the best one coming late in the game when he cleared the goal line.
He headed a Douglas Luiz piledriver off the line, and that play gave United the victory, according to Crooks. ”.
After the game, MUTV pundit Dion Dublin praised Lindelof, saying the Swedish player seems to improve with each performance.
Even after the game, Bruno Fernandes expressed his opinion that Lindelof ought to have received the man of the match award instead of him.
Due to injuries to Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane, United is becoming more and more dependent on Lindelof at the back.
All season long, he patiently awaited his chance, and now that it has come, he is seizing the moment and earning praise that is due.
Harry Kane’s backup team at Man United consist of three people
Should Manchester United be unable to acquire Harry Kane from Tottenham, the club has three center-forward backup options on hand.
Erik ten Hag wants to bring in a proven goal scorer, and Kane is the club’s top target heading into the summer transfer window.
The England captain is believed to be considering his options as he enters the final year of his contract in north London. The captain has scored 25 league goals for a Spurs team that has struggled this season.
The 29-year-old’s transfer will likely cost in the neighborhood of £100 million, and United is wary of getting dragged into protracted talks with Daniel Levy. Spurs are reluctant to sell Kane to a Premier League rival, and United have compiled a shortlist of potential replacements in the event that Levy adopts a “hardball” negotiating strategy.
According to FourFourTwo, Eintracht Frankfurt forward Randal Kolo Muani is the team’s backup choice. The 24-year-old, who joined Frankfurt from Nantes on a free transfer last summer, has been in sensational form and currently leads the Bundesliga in goal involvements with 13 goals and 10 assists.
The forward’s efforts earned him a France debut last year, and he has since earned seven caps. He was a member of the team that advanced to the World Cup final in Qatar.
Roma’s Tammy Abraham and Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez are two alternative options for United.
Abraham made a strong impression during his first season at Roma in 2021/22, scoring 27 goals across all competitions. However, he has had trouble maintaining that form this season. The former Chelsea forward is rumored to be interested in playing again in the Premier League, and Aston Villa has also been mentioned.
Following a productive stint at Inter Milan, Martinez is also reportedly being considered. The 167 league appearances for the Nerazzurri have yielded 75 goals for the Argentina international, who is valued at about £70 million (€80 million).