Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof missed Sweden's UEFA Nations League tie against Portugal yesterday, and now boss Janne Andersson has explained his omission.
Lindelof played in his country's reverse against France on Saturday, but he was left out for their Nations League clash in Stockholm on Tuesday night.
Andersson said: "He [Lindelöf] played with Manchester United up until a few weeks ago and joined us after vacation.
"He was tired. We talked beforehand about him only playing one game. After the game against France, he felt very worn down."
The Red Devils have been allowed a later start date than the rest of the league having been involved in the latter stages of the Europa League.
United were knocked out in the semi-finals by Sevilla on August 16 in Cologne, and due to that, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will have had just 34 days between finishing and starting the new season.
Ole's side will kick off their season by hosting Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, then they will have a third-round Carabao Cup game before a trip to Brighton.
Lindelof is expected to be available for these fixtures.