Solskjaer's verdict on Victor Lindelof performance against Palace
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Solskjaer's verdict on Victor Lindelof performance against Palace

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his verdict on Victor Lindelof’s performance in their Saturday defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.

Lindelof was guilty of giving away the three goals but Solskjaer refused to blame the Swedish instead insisting that the entire team didn’t defend well.

"We all need games, we all need sharpness we all need time to get back to our best and I think we are going to get better. But we are playing catch-up. Today we didn't defend as well as we could have done but I wouldn't want to point fingers at individuals," Solksjaer said after the game.

Lindelof allowed Jeffrey Schlupp to cross for Andros Townsend's opener, was bullied by Wilfried Zaha for Palace's clincher and penalised for a handball inside his own area which resulted in a contentious penalty.

The Swede then received a lot of criticism from the United after the performance but with no signings coming, he is expected to continue partnering captain Harry Maguire after playing in all United games bar one in the previous season.

Solskjaer has Eric Bailly available to select at centre-back and promoted Teden Mengi to the first-team squad, while Axel Tuanzebe is close to returning from a foot operation to provide Lindelof with the competition.

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