Man Utd star suffers 'heart scare'

English Premier League

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has revealed that one of his stars suffered a heart scare after having "problems breathing" during their match against Norwich City on Saturday.

In the 70th minute of the Red Devils' clash with the Canaries, defender Victor Lindelof sat on the floor and pointed to his chest as his club's medical staff came on to check on him. 

The incident concerned many with Christian Eriksen's collapse at the 2020 UEFA European Championship and Sergio Aguero's heart arrhythmia incident while on the pitch with Barcelona still a fresh memory. 

After consulting with medical staff, Rangnick decided to take the Swede off and replace him with Eric Bailly.  

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The 63-year-old tactician later confirmed that Lindelof had been withdrawn after struggling to breathe.

"He doesn't remember how it happened," Rangnick said, per the Irish Mirror 

"I suppose he had a collision with another player and couldn't breathe. He had problems to breathe and his heart-rate was higher than normal so we had to replace him. 

"We've had him checked and had some examinations done by the doctor. And, so far, everything seems to be okay but he still seems a little bit shocked.

"Hopefully, he will be fit to play the game on Tuesday against Brentford." 

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United goalkeeper David de Gea also shared his concern for the 27-year-old during a post-match interview. 

"Especially when we've seen some players who are feeling a bit (unwell)," the Spaniard said, per Sky Sports. 

"I don't know what was going on but it was like he was feeling his breathing, I don't know. 

"We've already seen Eriksen, Aguero, so sometimes it's difficult to see your player acting like this.

"It was better to change. I hope he's completely fine. 

"It was like breathing, difficulty breathing, he was feeling something strange so the game, the football doesn't matter, it's life, it's to be safe." 

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