Manchester United fans have been desperately scrambling for any piece of transfer news they can find on Twitter.
However, it’s not news about new signings dominating the Red Devils’ social media pages at the moment.
On Monday, Bleacher Report Football tweeted a story, sourced from Aftonbladet, which claimed that defender, Victor Lindelof, had helped stop a thief in Sweden from stealing a bad from an elderly woman, keeping the attempted burglar in custody until the Police arrived.
While it was a heroic act from the Man Utd player, it contrasted starkly with the news that United’s captain, Harry Maguire had been arrested over the weekend.
Victor Lindelof stopped a thief from stealing an elderly woman's bag in Sweden today and held him until police arrived, reports @Aftonbladet pic.twitter.com/YwGPrESp9T
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 24, 2020
Maguire spent two nights in jail after causing a scene and fighting at a bar in Greece.
Reports indicated that he also tried to bribe his way out, before attacking the arresting officers.
JUST NU: Victor Nilsson Lindelöf stoppade tjuv – nu kommenterar Manchester United händelsen i Västeråshttps://t.co/PapzpcY5mh
— Aftonbladet (@Aftonbladet) August 24, 2020
Fans of the club have expressed various opinions on the matter, including calling for the Englishman to be stripped of the captaincy.
Others have indicated that given the circumstances of the incident, with reports claiming that Maguire was retaliating after an attack on his sister, he should be pardoned.
However, the incident with Lindelof has raised fresh discussions over his conduct as the leader of the playing body.
One defender stops crimes, the other commits them. And people say our CB partnership doesn’t have balance https://t.co/RYVuzGOL30
— Pøgba Senior (@TheSaItIsHere) August 24, 2020
Class both on and off the pitch. My defender!!!!
— Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦 (@Uncle_clique) August 24, 2020
Defending off the pitch better than on the pitch
— kunal (@Thekunalrupani) August 24, 2020
Only time he’s defended something this year
— ➿ (@Hxrtxng_) August 24, 2020
Lindelof makes people go to jail whilst Maguire makes himself go to jail. 🤪
— Don Daig (@Don_Daig) August 24, 2020
At least he can defend better than Fridgeuire
— Local Man. (@wernerpropCEO) August 24, 2020
We basically have a super hero and an ex convict as a Cb duo. I hate this club
— #sackwoodward (@TheSaltIsReall) August 24, 2020
Pretty sure that thief was planted by United and that old lady probably was one of the kitchen lady at United so that they can make atleast one of their CB look good. Manutd’s PR game is unmatched ngl https://t.co/rEbtap6yPl
— Sam (@HLR_CFC) August 24, 2020
One dey fight police, the other dey help police. What a CB pairing ❤️❤️ https://t.co/bKmWIwkzlt
— Sadick (@_Rvji) August 24, 2020
Our best CB , give him a partner that’s not in jail. https://t.co/pmqEqQucyu
— Fed Up🔰 (@TruthHurts_LUHG) August 24, 2020
If only he could stop opposing defenders from scoring too https://t.co/8mI7Pcg6ma
— Junior (@Junior_BP) August 24, 2020
Lindelof – super hero
Maguire – villain
— Ngolo Can’t (@Ngolo_cant) August 24, 2020