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Premier League player received death threats after missing game to be at son’s birth

It has been revealed that Manchester United player Victor Lindelof missed his side’s match against Watford after receiving death threats for skipping Sweden duty to be at the birth of his son.

Despite him withdrawing from Sweden’s squad last week for European Championship qualifiers against Romania and Norway, the national team extended their unbeaten run to three games.

The player made a return to the squad to face Wolverhampton Wanderers last night but recently branded those targeting abuse at him as ‘sick’.

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Lindelof told Swedish channel Viasat: “I have not followed it so much but focused on what has been important to me and that is Maja. People always wonder what lies behind things.

“What I cannot understand is how people cannot respect that is a personal reason. For me it is quite sick that you can not only respect it and release it.”

Solskjaer said: “We felt Victor was better off not playing because he’s had a couple of things to sort out, that’s no problem. He’ll be all right.”

The Swedish FA confirmed they had been in contact with the police over a number of threats made towards the centre back.

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