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Victor Lindelof Opens Up On Catching Thief Trying To Rob His 90-Year-Old Aunt

Victor Lindelof Opens Up On Catching Thief Trying To Rob His 90-Year-Old Aunt

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has discussed the terrifying incident which saw him chase down a thief who attempted to steal from his aunt.

Lindelof was staying in the Swedish town of Vasteras last month and he saw his 90-year-old relative have her bag taken by a thief on a bicycle.

The 26-year-old chased down the criminal and managed to pin him down until police arrived.

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While many have praised the defender for his actions, Lindelof told Sport Bladet he acted on instinct.

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"I did not think much. I just wanted to help my aunt get her bag back," he begun.

"Everything went very fast. I did not think much. I just wanted to help my aunt get her bag back and what she had in it. It was nothing more than that, I just wanted to help."

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Lindelof's aunt said she wanted to treat the Red Devils star to lunch following the ordeal - but the coronavirus pandemic has interrupted those plans.

"I have not had any contact with her, unfortunately. I think it was my brother who showed me that she did an interview and invited me over for lunch," Lindelof continued.

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"We will see if it can happen before I go back, but it will probably be a little difficult during corona times."

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The police also thanked Lindelof for his involvement in the arrest, making a statement which read: "The police want to take the opportunity and thank the witness for a quick and wise intervention to restore the plaintiff's property."

Janne Andersson, manager of the Swedish national team, recently praised Lindelof for the heroic act.

"It is downright evil to rob 90-year-old ladies, but if that happens now, it is good that there are guys like Victor with civil courage, high morals and a lot of emotions," Andersson said.

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"Victor is a sensitive guy so when he sees this I understand that he reacts as he did. Fantastically well done.

"I have not talked to him, but I will pat him as much as you can in these times when we meet on Monday. More such civil courage in more people would be good for society."

Lindelof helped guide United to third in the Premier League last season alongside Harry Maguire in the heart of defence.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side return to action on September 19 against Crystal Palace.

Featured Image Credit: Victor Lindelof/Instagram

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Man United, Sweden, Take a bow

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.