Manchester United have not given Victor Lindelof permission to link up with his Sweden team-mates ahead of their friendly clash with Denmark on Wednesday. UK quarantine restrictions imposed on travel to and from Denmark could cause issues for the defender so he will not play a part in that match.
United will allow Lindelof to travel to Stockholm following his country’s trip to Denmark, according to ESPN.
The 26-year-old could then feature in the Nations League ties against Croatia and France, if passed fit.
The centre-back has been struggling with back problems but made his return to the starting XI which beat Everton 3-1n on Saturday.
Injuries have arisen throughout the United squad this season and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks it is down to the hectic fixture list.
Coronavirus issues forced the suspension of top-flight football earlier this year and clubs were made to play catch-up, which has had a knock-on affect to this season.
Solskjaer was furious that his side had to travel to Everton for the early kick-off on Saturday, especially as they were in Turkey on Wednesday night in the Champions League.
“We were set up to fail. I said to you before, I don’t want to talk about the kick-off time before the game.
“They set up the boys to fail, we got Luke Shaw injured today because we went to Turkey, we’ve played loads of games already this season. We went to Turkey on Wednesday night, Thursday morning we’re back in, we’re playing Saturday lunchtime. It’s an absolute shambles and I cannot praise the boys enough for the character they’ve shown.
“That’s all I want to talk about today because those boys deserve better than being thrown out here to fail today.”
Solskjaer added: “The authorities set us up to fail. How can I set us up after a Champions League game, Wednesday night, in Turkey, and set us up for a Saturday 12:30 kick-off?
“You’ve got Liverpool and City, yeah fair play, they play against each other.
“They played on Tuesday, they play Sunday. Who is responsible? We’ve had enough of that. I’ve had enough.
“You have to understand how these players in these times, pandemic, how mentally draining that is, how physically draining that is and they set them up like this. We’ve lost Luke Shaw because of that. That’s it.
“Set us up on a Sunday, there’s absolutely no problem for us to play on a Sunday. There’s an international break after, no argument whatsoever, it’s just a joke.
“Top (performance). Fantastic afternoon after a Thursday morning coming back, I go back to that one all the time and they’ve shown that today. They’re not gonna have the pleasure of seeing us lose again.”
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