Danny Murphy warns Victor Lindelof about Man United spot
The Liverpool legend doesn't expect Victor Lindelof to get too many chances to feature for Man United when Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are fit
Danny Murphy has warned Victor Lindelof that he will find his first-team opportunities limited at Manchester United this season.
The Red Devils signed the 23-year-old defender in a £30m deal from Portuguese giants Benfica in their opening transfer in the summer.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has stuck with Eric Bailly and Phil Jones at centre-half in their opening seven games.
The Portuguese coach had to rejig his defence for the trip to Anfield in the absence of Bailly but opted to turn to Chris Smalling for the goalless draw with Liverpool.
Lindelof has been given a chance to impress in the Champions League as Manchester United eases to victories over Basel and CSKA Moscow in their opening two games.
However, the Swedish defender was at fault for Huddersfield’s second goal as the Terriers were 2-1 winners against Manchester United on Saturday afternoon.
Former Liverpool midfielder Murphy warned Lindelof that he will struggle to disrupt Mourinho’s first-choice pairing of Jones and Bailly when the pair are both fit.
“He will get a kick but Bailly and Jones are his number one partnership. Jose won’t change,” Murphy told BBC Radio 5 Live.
Mourinho has signed two centre halves, Bailly and Lindelof, since taking over the reins at Old Trafford in May 2016.
Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013.