A section of Manchester United fans hailed Victor Lindelof for his performance in their team’s stunning 2-1 Champions League win against Juventus on Wednesday night.
United scored two goals in the last five minutes through Juan Mata and an Alex Sandro own goal to cancel out Ronaldo brilliantly-taken volleyed opener after 65 minutes.
Many supporters could not believe the improvement from defender Lindelof, with comments including “completely different beast”.
This Is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets below.
Man United fans are starting to get very excited about the improvement from Lindelof. The 24-year-old had been widely panned as a wretched performer earlier in the campaign and for much of his debut season after United paid £30million to prise him from Benfica in the summer of last year. He has been castigated far and wide for performances which many have claimed are way below the minimum standard for a player at one of Europe’s elite clubs. Lindelof may not ever be a Rio Ferdinand or Nemanja Vidic, but he is starting to nail down a regular place in Jose Mourinho’s back line. Following some horrible performances earlier in the campaign – most notably against Tottenham and West Ham – Lindelof has looked the real deal of late and followed up impressive displays against Chelsea, Everton and Bournemouth with the best of the lot, in the Turin cauldron against Ronaldo and company on Wednesday night. Some claim he should have tracked the Juve goalscorer better for his sensational goal, but the 24-year-old Swede otherwise barely put a foot wrong.
Lindelof in CL is a completely different beast compared to PL. It's so weird. He's a quality CB on his day, blocks well, reads the game, and v comfortable on the ball.
— New Doug (@Smyldawg) November 7, 2018
I'm just really happy for Lindelof.
Man has come in leaps and bounds
— Man Like (@Bayoir) November 7, 2018
Lindelof unreal again
— DarthNecris (@jamesyboi199) November 7, 2018
Safe to say Lindelof has looked superb the last month. Hope he can remain a constant in the XI.
— Ryan Moran (@RMorannn) November 7, 2018
Another victor lindelof masterclass against juve, imagine my shock.
— L??S??9?? (@LacaSauce) November 7, 2018
Fantastic run of games from Lindelof. Hope he keeps it up.
— Jordan (@farrenmufc) November 7, 2018
Lindelof has stepped up. Inevitable when you're paired with smalling las las
— Temitayo (@teezzbond) November 7, 2018
Just want to say what a player Lindelof is turning out to be, hopefully he carries on this good form
— ?POGBA? (@Pogbalr_) November 7, 2018