November 26, 2018

Mourinho: 'Lindelof needs a scan'


Jose Mourinho expects to be without Sweden centre-back Victor Lindelof for an extended period.

Defender Victor Lindelof needs a scan and is expected to be out for "quite a while", according to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Lindelof sustained a muscle injury on international duty with Sweden but played through the pain in Saturday's goalless draw at home to Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

The centre-back has been a regular starter for United this term, named in Mourinho's starting line-up for 11 Premier League matches and three Champions League games.

But the Portuguese will need to find an alternative for the 24-year-old as he is set to miss Tuesday's Champions League game at home to Young Boys and could be unavailable for a number of weeks.

"He will be out for quite a while," Mourinho told a news conference on Monday.

"An injury - a proper injury - that will keep him out for a while.

"If we have him for the Christmas period, when we need as many as possible, it will be good."


Jose Mourinho expects to be without Sweden centre-back Victor Lindelof for an extended period.

Defender Victor Lindelof needs a scan and is expected to be out for "quite a while", according to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Lindelof sustained a muscle injury on international duty with Sweden but played through the pain in Saturday's goalless draw at home to Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

The centre-back has been a regular starter for United this term, named in Mourinho's starting line-up for 11 Premier League matches and three Champions League games.

But the Portuguese will need to find an alternative for the 24-year-old as he is set to miss Tuesday's Champions League game at home to Young Boys and could be unavailable for a number of weeks.

"He will be out for quite a while," Mourinho told a news conference on Monday.

"An injury - a proper injury - that will keep him out for a while.

"If we have him for the Christmas period, when we need as many as possible, it will be good."