Victor Lindelof to miss Man Utd match against West Ham

Victor Lindelof to miss Man Utd match against West Ham

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22 Jan 2022
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Swedish footballer Victor Lindelof has returned to his home country with his family after an incident while playing at Brentford this week.

 

What happened?

The Red Devils player returned to his native Sweden with his wife and children after a very traumatic break-in occurred at their home in the North West of England. His wife’s statement revealed that she and her children had to lock themselves in a secure room to escape the invaders, but escaped physical harm. Lindelof has been granted leave from Manchester United which means he will miss their PL game at home to West Ham on Saturday and possibly further matches after.

 

What did Maja Lindelof say?

In a statement, his wife revealed the hack occurred when Victor Lindelof was playing midweek in Manchester United’s 3-1 league game at Brentford. In a statement, Maja Lindelof said that during a Victor Lindelof’s game this Wednesday night, their home in Manchester was broken into. Maja was at home alone with the children, but they managed to hide and lock themselves in the room before they entered their house.

According to Maja they are fine under the circumstances, but it was a very traumatic and scary moment for both her and their young children. Now they are in Sweden and spend some time with their families. Manchester United’s statement to Victor Lindelof confirmed that he was aware of what happened after the Brentford match. The statement said they could confirm that the break-in took place at Lindelof’s home during an away game against Brentford.

Victor Lindelof’s family, who were at home at the time, were unharmed but visibly shaken. It was a sad experience for them and for Lindelof when he found out after the game and the club gives them their full support. They urge anyone with information about the crime to contact the police. Rangnick confirmed in his press conference on Friday that Victor will not play against West Ham and has the full support to stay with his family for the time being.

Ralf Rangnick said he had a long talk with Victor Lindelof on their flight home from London and also this morning. they talked for 20 or 25 minutes, he told him what really happened, that it was a traumatic event, especially for his wife and three year old son. According to Rangnick, Victor Lindelof told him that he needed to stay at home for now, he didn’t want to leave his wife and family on his own, which he can understand as a father of two. they agreed that Victor would not be on duty at the game tomorrow.

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