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Jose Mourinho Predicts Lindelof Weakness Before Sky Camera Perfectly Proves His Point

Jose Mourinho Predicts Lindelof Weakness Before Sky Camera Perfectly Proves His Point

Jose Mourinho identified a weakness in Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof's game before the Sky cameras perfectly captured his point.

Ex-United boss Mourinho was speaking on Sky Sports as a pundit for Super Sunday and discussed his former player's strengths and weaknesses.

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'The Red Devils' were beaten 2-0 and Jose raised issues before the game.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

The 56-year-old stated,

"He (Lindelof) can be bullied one-on-one in the box.

"He's not very good in the air and (Harry) Maguire has that presence and physicality that's very important."

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Maguire and Lindelof in action against Southampton (Image Credit: PA)
Maguire and Lindelof in action against Southampton (Image Credit: PA)

On cue, the Sky Sports cameras captured Lindelof jumping for a header and completely missing it.

Check out the video below and go to 1:10 to see the footage.


The ball flies over the 25-year-old's head as centre back partner Maguire watches on.



Mourinho signed Lindelof in 2017 from Benfica for a rumoured £30 million.

He has arguably been one of United's most consistent defenders since signing but he has still made a costly errors.


One that sticks out is a shocking display against Huddersfield Town which saw United fall to defeat 2-1 with both goals arguably being Lindelof's fault.



Defending on the road has been an issue for United as they hunt for their hunt for an away clean sheet this season goes on after conceding at West Ham.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Maguire have added solidity to the back-line but clean sheets are still hard to come by for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

Wan-Bissaka in action today (Image Credit: PA)
Wan-Bissaka in action today (Image Credit: PA)

Mourinho also commented on United's performance at half-time and didn't hold back.

He said,

"It looks for me a sad game. It looks like a game of 'let's see what's going to happen."

Scathing words from the former United boss.

Topics: United, Victor Lindelof, Football News, Jose Mourinho, News, Manchester United, Mourinho, Premier League, Sky Sports, West Ham United

Dan Marland

Dan is a freelance writer for SPORTbible and has previously featured on Manchester United's official website. He once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho and lived to tell the tale. He also held a door open for Nicky Butt at Carrington. He said thank you.

 

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