Victor Lindelof is happy to have Harry Maguire and Donny van de Beek back to full fitness at Manchester United.
United comfortably won 3-0 against FC Sheriff in the Europa League on Wednesday night and Maguire and Van de Beek made their returns from a hamstring injury and a muscle injury respectively when being substituted on in the second half.
Maguire last played for United against Sheriff in September while Van de Beek’s most recent appearance was against Liverpool in August, but the pair have now overcome their injury problems, which permitted their return against FC Sheriff.
Erik ten Hag has reiterated that United will need a deep squad this season and he’s insisted both players will have roles to play.
Lindelof started at centre-back against Sheriff on Wednesday and he reflected on the dominant performance after the game before being asked for his reaction to the return of Maguire and Van de Beek, who both played for the first time in weeks.
“Yeah, I think we controlled the game well,” Lindelof told MUTV. “They defended with everyone behind the ball, so in games like this, it’s important to try and keep a high tempo with the ball, to move from side to side.
“We scored three goals and kept a clean sheet, so good job from us. I think one of the most important things is keeping the concentration level up because we had a lot of the ball but maybe we can lose it and they can counter-attack.
“It’s very important for us at the back to stay focussed. I think he [Dalot] has performed fantastically this season, so I’m very happy for him [to score]. It’s very nice to have him [Maguire] back, Donny [Van de Beek] as well, first game back in a long time
“We’re very happy to have them back, it’s always important to have a full squad.”