“Superb”, “Fantastic” – Mark Goldbridge stunned by Man Utd star who had 97% passing vs Villa 

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On Sunday afternoon, Manchester United defeated Aston Villa 1-0 with ease, and talkSPORT analyst Mark Goldbridge praised their center-backs in particular.

What transpired between Manchester United and Aston Villa?

When Unai Emery’s Villans visited Manchester on Sunday, the Red Devils didn’t exactly light up the globe, but Erik ten Hag’s team did exactly what they needed to do to earn all three points and move one step closer to a comeback to the Champions League.

Bruno Fernandes capitalised on Emiliano Martinez’s error to seal the victory for the home team, but it was the red-clad defenders who really delighted Goldbridge.

The United supporter and talkSPORT host praised both Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof, calling them “fantastic” and “superb,” respectively, and claiming that they “allow us to play so much more dynamically and with good recovery pace.”

A second chance for Lindelof?

Shaw has become a fan favourite, but Ten Hag will likely be most pleased with Lindelof’s performance because the manager was without both of his first-choice center-backs, Raphael Varane and Lindelof.

Since one of his teammates became hurt, the £170,000 per week star has undoubtedly stepped up, and today might have been his greatest one yet. The 28-year-old completed 97% of his passes, according to Sofascore, and only lost possession three times overall. He also only lost one duel overall during the entire game.

Perhaps a strong finish to the season for Lindelof can persuade his manager to keep him around as the third-choice center-back given that the Red Devils appear to be searching for new center-backs ahead of the summer transfer window.

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