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David De Gea Speaks About Fears For Victor Lindelof In Post-Match Interview After He Left Pitch With Breathing Difficulties

Jack Kenmare

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David De Gea Speaks About Fears For Victor Lindelof In Post-Match Interview After He Left Pitch With Breathing Difficulties

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea expressed his concern for teammate Victor Lindelof after he suffered apparent breathing issues during their Premier League clash against Norwich.

With 16 minutes remaining against Dean Smith's side on Saturday night, the Swedish centre-back was seen pointing to his chest.

Lindelof, who has made 23 appearances for club and country this season, then received treatment from the medical team at Carrow Road before being replaced by Eric Bailly.

After the full-time, Lindelof's teammate David de Gea opened up on the incident.

It was a moment that brought up memories of Sergio Aguero and Christian Eriksen for the Spaniard, who went on to say football doesn't matter when situations like this arise.

"Yeah [being concerned], especially when we've seen some players feeling a bit with their breathing," De Gea told Sky Sports after the full-time whistle.

"We saw already [Christian] Eriksen, [Sergio] Aguero ... so it is sometimes a bit difficult to see your player acting like this so it was better to change. I hope he is completely fine.

"As soon as it was like, difficult breathing and feeling strange, the game doesn't matter.

"First of all is life. Football doesn't matter. We saw some players who are feeling a bit, I don't know what was going on, but Victor was feeling his breathing."

Image credit: PA
Image credit: PA

Manchester United's interim manager Ralf Rangnick said Lindelof had 'breathing problems' after he was substituted but confirmed the defender is "okay" following tests.

"Victor can't even remember himself how it happened," he said.

"I think he had a collision with another player and had problems to breathe. For more than 10 minutes his heart rate was higher than normal and he was a little shocked by this, so we had to replace him.

"The doctor has checked him after the match and it seems everything is OK now, but we still have to see how he is doing tomorrow. Hopefully he will fit for the Brentford game."

Featured Image Credit: Football Daily

Topics: Victor Lindelof, Manchester United, Premier League, Eric Bailly

Jack Kenmare
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