Hands up if you hate Chris Smalling
Victor Jörgen Nilsson Lindelöf
Born: July 17, 1994 (will be 25 for length of entire season)
Birthplace: Västerås, Sweden
Tale of the Tape: 187cm (6'2''), 77kg (170lbs)
League/International Appearances (goals): Manchester United: 47 (1) Sweden 29 (2)
If you ask anyone who knows their football what some of the greatest accomplishments in our beautiful game are, they might tell you about Messi's 91 goals in a calendar year, Pele taking the world by storm as a teenager, Arsenal's Invincibles, or Pep's Centurions. All of these are unbelievable accomplishments in their own right, but what if I told you that there was a player at Manchester United with an accomplishment that outdoes all of these? Who not only looked competent, but actually pretty damn good, despite looking to his left, right, front and back and seeing only the likes of Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, the hollow shell of David de Gea, and that's not even mentioning the piles of shit in our midfield this poor bastard had to try and play the ball to. Ladies and gentleman, that's our Vic.
After a strong showing for Sweden at the World Cup, Lindelöf parlayed that into a very solid season for the club despite the aforementioned awful squad and our managerial upheaval. Hopefully he can build off this solid campaign, develop a good partnership with Harry Maguire and solidify our backline which bled goals like a stuck pig last year.