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Much has been said in recent times about Victor Lindelof's Manchester United career, from 'Oyibo' pundits blasting him with all sorts of vocabulary, to Naija fans labelling him 'Madam Linda', some even suggesting he follows in the footsteps Of Linda Ikeji and open a blog instead o playing football(Oh, that's us).

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But the truth be told, Lindelof has had the most horror start to a season as any United player in recent times, and the Swede has done nothing to convince even the strongest United faithful otherwise.

It did seem like a joke at first in pre-season, but the euphoria of having a 'tear rubber new chassis' signing to boost our defence was quickly faded, after a horror defensive show against Madrid contributed massively to United's super cup defeat.

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Despite Jose 'Uchenna' Mourinho's efforts to  shield him away from the unforgiving Premier League thus far, the time to make his mark finally came thanks to injuries to Eric 'Olusegun' Bailly, and president of injury association, Manchester United chapter, Phil 'Osaze' Jones.

Well, to summarize, it did not all end in praise. After falling victim to a 'show me your number' move by a Huddersfield attacker, the defender judged an aerial ball to be missile and duly dodged, leading to the second goal.

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Next up, he failed to inspire confidence in the Carabao cul clash against Swansea, despite the boss playing him alongside two other centre backs in Smalling and Tuanzebe for support, on purpose!

Victor Lindelof is an excellent ball playing centre half, possessing the ability to confidently carry the ball into the midfield from the defence, beating opposition who like to press high up the pitch in the process.

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However, for defenders, the first priority should be their 'off the ball' skills, when the opposition is building up attacking moves. So far, he has failed to show any sign of such ability.

The general excuse given has been the fact that many of the Premier League's legendary defenders like Jaap Stam, Ricardo Carvalho, and General Nemanja Vidic struggled for months to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League.

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It is however worthy to note that while these legends were given time to understand the EPL environment, they were paired alongside some of the greatest defenders of our time in John Terry and Rio Ferdinand.

United legends; Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic 
The solution to the Lindelof problem is, giving him a run of games alongside the better United defenders in Bailly, Jones, or Rojo when he returns, instead of the Mr. Chris 'Okonta' Smalling, our 'shaky shaky daddy'.

He doesn't seem like someone who knows nothing about defending, he's just one whose confidence is at level zero at the moment.

In the end, something needs to be done, 31million pounds cannot go down the drain like that, this is not 'Baba Ijebu'.

We wish him all the best in his United career, while we patiently wait for his form to hit the expected standards.

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