£120,000-a-week Man United centre-back will be fit for Liverpool game

Victor Lindelof thinks that he will make a speedy recovery from his back injury ahead of Red Devils clash with bitter rivals Liverpool. Sweden international played through the pain during Man United’s goalless draw against AZ Alkmaar in the UEL and subsequently missed the side’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United on the weekend.

Academy product Axel Tuanzebe came in to replace Victor and was one of the few positives for the Norwegian boss in an otherwise miserable afternoon at St James’ Park. Amid the injury, Lindelof joined up with the Sweden national team for their Euro 2020 qualifying game with Malta and Spain.

Though the 25-year-old centre-back is yet to take part in full training, he believes he should be fit enough to face Malta on the weekend. ‘It happened on Thursday. I had a match, and it seized up,’ Swedish defender said.  ‘I haven’t been able to train or take part in the last team match, so that’s it, but it gets better and better every day.

‘I get good treatment here and help with the national team.’ Victor appears confident he will come back to full fitness in time for Red Devils game with Premier League leaders Liverpool at Theatre of Dreams on October 20. ‘I know what it is.

I know my body,’ he added. ‘Do I play? It’s up to Janne Andersson and obviously up to my body. If I feel it’s holding up, I want to play both matches if Janne wants it. ‘We have to see and take it day by day on how my body feels.