VICTOR LINDELOF missed Man United’s win over Watford after receiving threats for withdrawing from Sweden’s squad to be at his son’s birth.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the centre-back was “better off not playing” in the 2-1 victory at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Victor Lindelof missed Man United’s win over Watford after receiving ‘sick’ threats for skipping Sweden duty to be at son’s birth[/caption]
Lindelof, 24, withdrew from Sweden’s squad last week for European Championship qualifiers against Romania and Norway.
He opted, instead, to be with wife Maja for the birth of their first son – who he took to Old Trafford on Saturday.
And Lindelof had revealed he was subjected to “sick” threats for missing international duty.
He told Swedish channel Viasat: “I have not followed it so much but focused on what has been important to me and that is Maja. People always wonder what lies behind things.
“What I cannot understand is how people cannot respect that is a personal reason. For me it is quite sick that you can not only respect it and release it.”
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Lindelof, who joined United from Benfica in 2017 for £31million, has excelled this season under Solskjaer.
Speaking after the victory that lifted United into the Prem top four, Solskjaer said the defender’s absence was down to off-field issues.
New Old Trafford chief said: “We felt Victor was better off not playing because he’s had a couple of things to sort out, that’s no problem. He’ll be all right.”