Victor Lindelof makes awful mistake for Huddersfield's second goal

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After Manchester United parked the bus against Liverpool last week, Jose Mourinho would have been hoping to silence his critics in their next Premier League match.

That came against newly promoted Huddersfield.

Of course, United weren’t going to go to the John Smith Stadium and play for a 0-0 draw.

But perhaps they should have done.

Thats because within 33 minutes, they found themselves 2-0 down.

Mourinho who was already handed some bad news before his side went behind. Phil Jones had to go off injured with what appeared to be a hip injury and was replaced by summer signing Victor Lindelof.

Lindelof hadn’t been given too many opportunities this campaign and this would have been the perfect opportunity to make his mark.

But five minutes later, the Red Devils were behind.

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It was former Manchester City player Aaron Mooy who put the hosts ahead after 28 minutes.

While Lindelof couldn’t exactly be blamed for that goal, he was responsible for Huddersfield’s second goal another five minutes later.

After a long kick from goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, the Swede didn’t adjust his feet and somehow missed his header.

It allowed Laurent Depoitre to steal in, take it around David de Dea and double Huddersfield’s lead.

Watch: Lindelof's mistake

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Man Utd fans react

And it’s fair to say Man Utd fans weren’t too impressed. Check out their reaction:

Mourinho on Lindelof

Last month, Mourinho spoke about Lindelof’s lack of minutes after making his £30 million move from Benfica and the Portuguese boss explained that the 23-year-old needed “time.”

"Victor will be given time and no pressure for his evolution," he said.

"He has a very specific position on the pitch and he needs time. He will be given time but also opportunities.

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"Because just time and no opportunities to play, then the evolution gets slower. He needs time, no pressure, but also he needs opportunities.

"He will prove step by step that he is ready to play."

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