Manchester United will be keen to assess the fitness of Victor Lindelof when he returns to Carrington following the international break.

The defender was forced off in the 67th minute whilst playing for Sweden against France in a Nations League game on Tuesday.

The Swedes eventually lost 4-2 to the World Cup winners at the Stade de France, with United’s Paul Pogba playing the full 90 minutes and fellow teammate Anthony Martial on the bench.

It has been revealed that Lindelof’s substitution was due to a back issue, something the centre-half is said to have been suffering with for a while.

Manchester United face relegation-threatened West Brom in the Premier League at the weekend and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping the defender comes back from international duty in good enough shape to feature against the Baggies.

United have not enjoyed their start to the Premier League season and are currently 14th in the table having endured their worst beginning to a league campaign for a number of years.

To make matters worse for Solskjaer, there is still confusion over the availability of Brazil full-back Alex Telles, who tested positive for coronavirus for a second time whilst away with his country.

The new Old Trafford signing had already missed two weeks of action before the international break due to self-isolation and it is currently uncertain as to whether he’ll be available against West Bromwich Albion.

Telles did feature on the bench for the Selecao in their recent game against Uruguay but never came on – despite allegedly contracting Covid-19 for a second time.

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