Victor Lindelof voluntarily handed over his captain’s armband on Sunday night time to Swedish teammate, Albin Ekdal.
Ekdal was taking part in in his seventieth and closing worldwide look for his nationwide facet and in line with Manchester United’s official web site, the United quantity two determined to relinquish the captaincy for one night time solely.
The skilled Swedish centre again has performed 246 occasions for United and 64 occasions for his nationwide staff. Lindelof was additionally just lately the hero when he scored the profitable aim within the Purple Devils newest 1-0 win over Luton City earlier than the worldwide break commenced.
The previous Benfica man has additionally had the privilege of captaining the Scandinavians since August 2021, following Andreas Granqvist’s retirement.
Tonight can be completely different although, as “the Iceman” opted to let his colleague benefit from the duty of main out his facet for the night time.
Ekdal was given a standing ovation as he left the sphere of play after 72 minutes on the Mates Area in Stockholm.
The night time itself was a profitable one for Sweden even when their marketing campaign has been removed from passable. The Swedes beat Estonia 2-0 of their closing group sport with targets from Viktor Claesson and Emil Forsberg.
Lindelof himself performed the complete 90 minutes and achieved a 7 score on sofascore.
The defender had a quiet night time, retaining a clear sheet for his facet and solely needing to intercept the ball as soon as. Lindelof impressively gained three out of 4 aerial duals and in addition had a powerful passing accuracy of 87%. “The Iceman” even accomplished one profitable dribble.
Sadly nevertheless, Lindelof and his teammates won’t be collaborating on this summer season’s Euros as they completed a distant third of their group with a meagre ten factors collected from eight video games.
Lindelof himself posted on social media after the sport in honour of Ekdal, “finish of an important journey. It’s been an honour my buddy”.
The Swedish defender has fame already for being a pleasant man.
The Peoples Individual reported again in 2020 that the then 26-year-old was holidaying in his hometown of Västerås when he noticed a thief snatching a lady’s purse and making his escape on a bicycle.
The previous Benfica defender sprinted after the thief and held him down for 5 minutes till the police arrived. A spokesperson for Manchester United claimed “Victor feels that he simply did what anybody else would have completed in that scenario”.
Lindelof might be hoping with the worldwide break now over, he can sustain his pre worldwide break kind and proceed serving to his membership facet propel up the league desk.