Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has revealed that he can’t even bring himself to criticise Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof as the 24-year-old is so far out of his depth.
Sweden international Lindelof was signed by Jose Mourinho from Portuguese side Benfica for £30 million last summer and arrived at Old Trafford with the nickname of the ”Ice Man,’’ due to his calmness and composure under pressure.
However, he struggled badly with the demands of the English Premier League last season and although many Red Devils fans hoped he may improve this term after a solid World Cup with Sweden his performances during the opening three games of the season suggest he may sadly just not be good enough to play for a club of Manchester United’s stature.
Lindelof was dropped from last night’s embarrassing 3-0 home defeat to Spurs after his abysmal performance during his sides 3-2 defeat to Brighton, where he made journeyman striker Glenn Murray look like Robert Lewandowski.
However, when Phil Jones injured his hamstring in the second-half Lindelof was called for but his introduction simply added to the panic within his sides already fragile defence, prompting Carragher to admit afterwards that he actually feels sorry for the young centre-back.
‘I can’t really criticise Lindelof because it gets to the stage that he’s so far out of his depth that you start to feel sorry for him.’ Carragher told Sky Sports.