Anxious United has turned into a segermaskin during norrmannens management. And Lindelöf play he is now one of the Premier League's best backs. An impressive achievement considering that Manchester United's defense can hardly be regarded as a safe work area, despite last month's large players.
Högerbacken Ashley Young is a security risk and mittbackskollegan Phil Jones lacks competitive passningsfot.
It is in the surrounding area that Lindelöf taken command.
the Site ”thefootballfaithful.com” took out the Lindelöf in the team of the month in January, and motivated it with that the Lindelöf is the team that benefited the most from that Solskjær took over as manager, and that he has been a rock in the defensive.
in Addition, was the Lindelöf who rescued a 2-2 draw against Burnley a couple of weeks ago, the only match that United were close to losing after managerbytet.
the Last time against Leicester took the Lindelöf care of vindsnabbe English landslagsanfallaren Jamie Vardy without so pressed out, and the newspaper the Manchester Evening News also noted that bollbehandlingen was excellent.
was turbulent and marred by bad mood. In the world cup, Paul Pogba ended up quickly on a collision course with the Portuguese and was kaptensbindeln already after the first two league matches.
United played anxiously, without a clear idea. Good luck-for-the balls, the disoriented, the attackers were the norm. And in the back line lacked continuity.
On the 17 rounds used Mourinho of six different configurations centrally in the back line. Lindelöf was included in two of them, either together with Eric Bailly or with Chris Smalling.Victor Nilsson Lindelöf nod away the ball in front of Leicester's Islam Slimani. Photo: Magi Haroun/REX
Pogbas qualities as a driver and team has not been utilized. The results did not materialize, the United likely to end up outside the top five and was in place from the rear of the law as Bournemouth, Watford, Wolverhampton, Everton and Leicester.
But Mourinho continued with its high prestigious. Instead of ”smoking fredspipa” and use Pogbas spetskvalité by playing him in the right position, chose Mourinho to sit the frenchman.
the situation is untenable. It was all about Mourinho or Pogba, rekordvärvningen that cost more than a billion dollars to buy-in from Juventus.
And now abandoned Manchester United's board of directors prior design, chose the star in front of the manager.
It did not do when the previous manager Sir Alex Ferguson came on a collision course with David Beckham. The English landslagskaptenen leave Old Trafford.
Mourinho was fired the week before christmas, after the actress closest to the humiliating loss (1-3) away against Liverpool.
In came Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the Norwegian Molde, as a temporary solution, the rest of the season. And with his returned enthusiasm – and results.
United have taken 22 points out of 24 possible. To compare with the 26 points the team played together in 17 rounds under Mourinho.
What stands in the Solskjærs recipe for success?
Nothing surprising. He has just made an inventory of the pantry and given the players the roles they mastered the best.
Pogba have been given a free rein and found back to the game he showed in the summer in Russia, when France became world champion. He owns the centre of midfield, hitting the key press before and has also made six goals last month.
Striker Marcus Rashford, who under Mourinho was basically bänkad as often as he started, has been Solskjærs full confidence and become a winner. He was a scorer in six of the eight league games played during Solskjærs management.
the English newspapers are already beginning to make comparisons with the club's former striker Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.
found Solskjær a decent solution. Lindelöf is the key figure that got the mission to control the back line, usually with Phil Jones beside him.
And he does it with a calmness and a security that is impressive. Lindelöf're currently playing career best football, and it was no coincidence that he was taken out in this week's team after 1-0 victory against Leicester in last weekend's Premier League game.
The man, above all, struck by, in addition to the tranquillity, and the security of positionsspelet, is the quality he shows when he wins the ball. He is non-greasy, but starts immediately attacked, playing further up in the plan on a crackdown.
a pass ten metres, as well as 30 metres. And to find the right address in a fraction of a second is evidence of a cruel game intelligence. He has read of passningsytan even before he got the ball.
Chris Smalling was the central defender who got the most playing time under Mourinho. Smalling fotskadades in december, was back in the beginning of January, but has since not started a single match. And he doesn't feel missing.