Victor Lindelof: Takeover talks must not distract Manchester United players from the job at hand
Erik ten Hag's side are still fighting on four fronts, with Sunday's 3-0 win against Leicester keeping hopes of a Premier League title push alive. United host Barcelona in the return leg of their Europa League knockout play-off with the tie balanced at 2-2, before heading to Wembley to take on Newcastle in Sunday's Carabao Cup final. The relentlessness and importance of the schedule is not lost on the team, which is why Lindelof - looking to win his first trophy as a United player - says the players cannot be distracted by takeover talk. "I haven't given that a thought, you know, especially now with the schedule," the centre-back told the PA news agency. "We can't think about that. We just have to think about the games and preparing the best that we can do. "Yeah, I haven't thought about that. Whatever happens happens, but we're just focusing on our performances." Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe's INEOS company publicly confirmed that they submitted bids to buy the club from the Glazer family before Friday's soft deadline. United fans, as always, chanted against the current owners on Sunday, when Ten Hag's side rode their luck against Leicester before Jadon Sancho added to Marcus Rashford's brace. Rashford is excelling after a season of adversity and has scored 24 goals in all competitions, breaking his single-season record for the club before February was out. "Of course I've seen what type of player he is over the years, but I think right now he does everything right," Lindelof said of Rashford. "He's training great, doing his recovery right and, yeah, just shows what type of player he is. His form has been unbelievable lately." Asked if he has noticed him doing anything different, the United defender added: "I think it's just... it's hard (to say). "He's coming in, he's doing his recovery and it's very, very important when we have the schedule that we have. You know, games are coming thick and fast every three days. "I don't know what he's doing at home, but I think he's doing the right things because otherwise he can't perform every game the way he's doing it. "I think as well it can be a confidence thing. When he keeps on scoring and scoring, he knows he can do it, so maybe that's a thing as well."
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