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Rio Ferdinand Questions Victor Lindelof's Credentials to Play for Manchester United

Rio Ferdinand thinks Victor Lindelof is more suited to international football
Rio Ferdinand thinks Victor Lindelof is more suited to international football / Pool/Getty Images

Rio Ferdinand has questioned whether Victor Lindelof is suited to play for a "top, top team" and claimed that the Manchester United defender is more suited to international football.

Lindelof is a key player for Sweden at Euro 2020, but has been unconvincing at times for United over the last few seasons. The Red Devils are reportedly looking for a defender to partner Harry Maguire, and Ferdinand suggested the current partnership hasn't convinced enough to be the preferred option moving forward.

The United legend told the BBC: "I think his game suits the national game in a lot of ways. The Premier League is very quick and physical. This (international football) is more of a thinking-defenders' game and I think that definitely suits him. He's someone who likes to read and cover.

"With this team it seems like the main man in that defence and I think he's warmed to that. That suits him. When he plays in a yellow shirt he seems a very different player to the one I see in a Man United shirt."

When asked by Gary Lineker on whether he is good enough to play for United, Ferdinand responded: "I just think there's question marks over his partnership with Maguire. Maguire has come in for big money, he's going to play. Does Lindelof compliment him enough for them to be a top, top team? I question that personally."

Lindelof started 45 times for United last season and was manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's preferred partner to captain Maguire as the Old Trafford outfit finished second on the league table.