Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has been praised after tackling a thief who had stolen an elderly woman’s handbag.
The centre-back is in Sweden with his wife Maja and their son as he enjoys a couple of weeks off before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad return for pre-season training next week, and he found himself being hailed a hero on Monday after his actions helped authorities arrest a man for stealing.
A police statement said they received a call that a man in his 30s had stolen a bag belonging to a woman in her 90s after he cycled past her and snatched the bag which was lay in a basket on her walker.
The man then fled the scene only to be chased down by a man, which is understood to be Lindelof, who then held the suspected thief down for five minutes until the police arrived.
A United insider told Goal:
“We’re proud of his actions but Victor believes he was doing what anybody would have done in the same situation.”
While a statement from Vasteras Police said:
“The police want to take the opportunity and thank the witness for a quick and wise intervention to restore the plaintiff’s property.”