Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has revealed that he lives for games like tomorrow’s crunch clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford.
Despite Manchester United being on a horrific run of form as of late – losing seven of their last nine games in all competitions – slip-ups from their rivals mean that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are still in with a shout of finishing in the top four – especially if they can overcome Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
Swedish centre-back Lindelof is one of the few United players who can claim to have performed at a consistent level this season, and the 24-year-old has been discussing how much he enjoys playing in big games.
“Every match is huge for us,” Lindelof told United Review.
“For me, I always want to play in the big games against the top teams. That’s what you work for every day and what you dream about when you’re younger, to play these kinds of games. I live for these matches.”
United drew 2-2 with Chelsea the last time the sides met in the league at Stamford Bridge after a 95th minute Ross Barkley equaliser, and Lindelof reckons his side can take plenty of positives from that game.
“We deserved the win there. We performed well, but that’s football. They got a last-minute goal [through Ross Barkley] and it is what it is, but if you look back at that game, we performed well for most of it. We can take a lot of good things with us from that game.”