Victor Lindelöf has been restricted to a secondary role at Manchester United this season and has made six league appearances, which includes four starts. He has made three more starts in the Europa League and one in the FA Cup.

Raphaël Varane and Lisandro Martínez are the first choice centre-back pairing for Erik ten Hag, with Lindelöf and Harry Maguire providing cover.

The Sweden international’s restricted game time at Manchester United saw Eintracht Frankfurt consider signing him late in the winter market, according to Bild.

It’s said the Bundesliga side’s sporting director, Markus Krösche, was working on Monday and Tuesday in trying to bring the defender on a loan deal until the end of this season.

The 28-year-old ‘would have liked’ to join the German club in January, but the deal didn’t take shape because the Red Devils coach did not let him go out in the recently concluded window.

Lindelöf came off the bench in the final quarter in Manchester United’s win over Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg tie on Wednesday.