Manchester United give Victor Lindelof update following the defender’s substitution against Norwich City

Manchester United have assured fans over Victor Lindelof’s health after the defender was substituted against Norwich City due to breathing difficulties.

Victor Lindeloef of Manchester United  Credit: GettyVictor Lindeloef of Manchester United  Credit: Getty
Victor Lindeloef of Manchester United Credit: Getty

Manchester United have provided an update on Victor Lindelof after the Swedish defender was substituted for breathing difficulties against Norwich City on Saturday.

The 27-year-old was replaced by Eric Bailly on the 74th-minute after the Swede crouched down and held his chest.

United’s Premier League game with Brentford on Tuesday evening has been postponed due to a Covid outbreak within the club, but they have confirmed the reason for Lindelof’s circumstances are not related to the virus.

In a statement on the Red Devils’ website, they said:"Victor is currently undergoing a series of precautionary investigations.

“However, he has recovered well from the episode he experienced in the match against Norwich.

"All indications are that this is not linked to any Covid outbreak within the club."

In his post-match press conference at Carrow Road, interim manager Ralf Rangnick mentioned that the centre-back’s heart-rate “was higher than normal” and the Swede was shocked as a result.

“He doesn’t remember how it happened,” the German said.

“I suppose he had a collision with another player and couldn’t breathe. He had problems to breathe and his heart-rate was higher than normal.

“We’ve had him checked and, so far, everything seems to be okay but he still seems a little bit shocked.”

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