Lindelof to Miss Man Utd vs Partizan Match

Lindelof to Miss Man Utd vs Partizan Match

Victor Lindelof will miss Manchester United's Europa League match with Partizan Belgrade with a back injury.

Despite being a doubt for Saturday's match with Bournemouth, the Swedish defender played 90 minutes just three days after facing Chelsea in the League Cup.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: "[Victor] Lindelof won't be fit for tomorrow, he got a knock against Chelsea and he didn't come through the game against Bournemouth without the reaction.

"The priority now is to get players fit and to get through to the next round.

"We need the experienced lads like Paul, we've got Antony [Martial] back and hopefully we can get Luke [Shaw] back soon."

After a run of three consecutive away victories, United succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday.

However, Solskjaer's men can qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League on Thursday if they beat Serbian side Partizan at Old Trafford, with the manager revealing his team will play an attacking brand of football.

Solskjaer said: "We just have to start tomorrow and hope Partizan [Belgrade] don't remember this with joy."

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