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Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof out for over a month after groin surgery

Manchester United have suffered another big injury blow as Victor Lindelof will be sidelined for over a month following surgery on a minor groin issue. 

The 29-year-old, who joined United in 2017 for €35 million, picked up a knock during the team’s 2-1 victory over Chelsea earlier this month. 

The Sweden international missed the subsequent games against Bournemouth, Bayern Munich and Liverpool. 

And now the club have confirmed he will be out of action for over a month. 

Lindelof has been an important member of the United team this season. He has played in 18 matches in all competitions, bagging a goal and an assist.

Mounting injury issues make Ten Hag’s task more difficult against West Ham 

Man United have been dealing with plenty of injury woes recently. 

First-choice centre-back Lisandro Martinez has been missing since September due to a foot injury, while Harry Maguire has also been sidelined with a groin issue. 

Raphael Varane and Jonny Evans are the only options available for manager Erik ten Hag. 

The Dutchman has been facing plenty of scrutiny after the recent disappointing performances in Europe and the Premier League. 

His defensive approach against Liverpool worked as the Red Devils came away with a point from Merseyside

That will have relieved some pressure off Ten Hag, but he faces another big challenge against West Ham United.

The last time United visited the London Stadium in May, they suffered a 1-0 defeat after Said Benrahma’s decisive first-half goal.

Varane and Evans played well at Anfield last time out, and the Dutch boss will be counting on the duo to perform well again this weekend.