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Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof needs to be protected by coaches, says Jamie Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp tells Jose Mourinho how he can fix Victor Lindelof's Man Utd woes
Victor Lindelof has struggled in games this season (Picture: Getty)

Jamie Redknapp has urged Manchester United’s coaches to put an arm around Victor Lindelof after his woeful display at Huddersfield.

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The centre-back was at fault for the second goal and put in a nervous display in defence after coming on for the injured Phil Jones.

Jose Mourinho blasted his players after the game, with Lindelof getting some serious criticism from supporters and pundits.

Lindelof arrived from Benfica in the summer and Redknapp believes he needs more time to adapt to the Premier League.

‘Victor Lindelof must feel at rock bottom after his defensive errors led to both Huddersfield goals,’ Redknapp said in the Daily Mail.

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Jamie Redknapp tells Jose Mourinho how he can fix Victor Lindelof's Man Utd woes
(Picture: Getty)

‘He probably feels the manager does not rate him and it is vital that Manchester United coaches work closely with him this week and take him back to basics to restore his confidence.

‘Lindelof is only 23 and will feel he has to justify his £30million transfer fee.

‘Like Henrikh Mkhitaryan last season, Lindelof may not yet be ready for the Premier League.

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‘He should be given time to adapt and develop.’

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was frozen out of the starting eleven by Mourinho at the start of last season as the United boss insisted he needed to be fitter.

Mourinho eventually gave Mkhitaryan his chance and the Armenia international is now a regular in the United side.

Jamie Redknapp tells Jose Mourinho how he can fix Victor Lindelof's Man Utd woes
Henrikh Mkhitaryan was once in a similar position to Lindelof (Picture: REUTERS/Andrew Yates)
Jamie Redknapp tells Jose Mourinho how he can fix Victor Lindelof's Man Utd woes
(Picture: REUTERS/Andrew Yates)

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Lindelof has played every minute of United’s Champions League games this season, but has managed just 68 minutes in the league.

United are waiting on news of Jones’ injury after confirmation he had hurt his quadriceps muscle.

Mourinho will be praying the injury his not long-term with Chris Smalling struggling for consistency and Marcos Rojo sidelined with knee ligament damage.

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