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Victor Lindelof admits Manchester United team-mates become too ‘comfortable’

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United have suffered costly defeats this season (Picture: Reuters)

Victor Lindelof has identified complacency as the main issue in the Manchester United squad and why they are struggling to beat ‘lower’ teams.

United have played well in the big games this season, the Red Devils are the only Premier League side not to have lost to Liverpool, but have suffered shock defeats to Crystal Palace, Newcastle, West Ham and most recently Bournemouth.

Lindelof believes his team-mates do not have the same mindset going into big matches as they do when they play teams below them.

‘I generally think there is one thing we need to get better at if we are going to get back to the level Manchester United should be at: that’s winning matches week in and week out.

Bournemouth were the latest Premier League side to beat United (Picture: Getty)

‘Sometimes it does not have to be neat, but you should win anyway,’ Lindelof told Aftonbladet.

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‘There’s been a bit of a problem,’ he continued. ‘If we go into the matches against big clubs, we’re all connected, and we get results.

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‘Then a few days go by and we meet a slightly lower team, then we have to go in exactly the same way, not get comfortable.

‘Those tendencies have existed even in these matches.

‘We start well, play fast and get to positions – but then we stop with it after 20 minutes, complicate it and play poorly.’

Solskjaer is yet to get the best out of his side (Picture: Getty)

Lindelof won Sweden’s Golden Ball this week, the second year in a row he has been named his country’s best player.

United sit seventh in the Premier League during the international break and do not play again until 24 November.

The Red Devils travel to Sheffield United, who are above them in the table, as the high-flying minnows occupy fifth place.

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