Victor Lindelof remains key for Manchester United this season, insists Gary Pallister

By Daniel Feliciano

Victor Lindelof will have a part to play for Manchester United this season despite losing his place in the side to Raphael Varane, according to Gary Pallister.

The Reds this summer completed the signing of the French World Cup winner from Real Madrid in a deal worth up to £41million, and slotted him straight into the team alongside Harry Maguire as Wolves were beaten 1-0 for a first clean sheet in ten league games.

Some United fans have called for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to use Lindelof in a defensive midfield role. Pallister does not agree, but is confident the Sweden captain will have his time to shine this season.

"He possibly could do, but that's the kind of role for Fred and McTominay who like to play that role," Pallister told Manchester Evening News via FreeSuperTips.

"I feel for Lindelof, I think he had a good season and didn't do a lot wrong. It's those small margins that make you Premier League champions and that's something that Ole has had a look at.

"He felt like he needed someone with the mentality that Varane brings who's won European Cups, La Liga titles and a World Cup! He brings a lot of experience, and he looks as if he looks after himself really well, he’s also still only 28 so he should be in the prime of his career.

"Lindelof will still have a part to play because there's a lot of games and there will be injuries in the season. Ole will want to freshen things up from time to time and a lot of these players will have a big part to play."

United return to Premier League action against Newcastle this weekend, with Lindelof unlikely to be in the starting lineup on this occasion.

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