The 23-year-old defender has struggled to adapt to English football since moving from Benfica for more than £30 million last summer and was initially used primarily in the Champions League by Jose Mourinho.
But his performance against Brighton on Saturday seems to have provided something of a turning point for Lindelof, who looks to finally be justifying his big transfer fee.
Tasked with keeping an in-from Watford side quiet at Vicarage Road, Lindelof looked composed on the ball, as well as aggressive and strong in the tackle – aspects of his game that have been sorely missing in recent months.
And the marked improvement has definitely been noticed by Red Devils supporters:
Lindelof has been an absolute monster at the back tonight, great to see him after a great performance vs. Brighton
— Red Devil Bible (@RedDevilBible) November 28, 2017
Lindelof so far defending like a new man , playing the ball out like prime Beckanbaeur
— O O (@otoiks) November 28, 2017
Lindelof has been impressive. Man I truly hope this is the beginning of beautiful things.
— Kemi (@TheKemi_Y) November 28, 2017
All those who abused Lindelof directly & wanted him out of our Club should do the decent thing & apologize to him…
Then look at yourselves & know next time to “Give the player time to settle”#MUFC
— Billy Meredith (@BigPert_MUFC) November 28, 2017
Lindelof, Young and Lingard proving once again that Jose Mourinho knows more about football than the twitter window lickers.
— JB (@bealymufc) November 28, 2017
Lindelof looks a completely different player ?
— Marvz (@certimarvz) November 28, 2017
Shoutout to my man Lindelof. Got slated the past couple weeks for his performances, but he's been nothing short of class the past two weeks. Absolutely brilliant.
— Öliver. (@UtdOliver) November 28, 2017
Lindelof is growing up before our eyes.
— Oluwacloutinho (@Nigerianscamsss) November 28, 2017
Well, at least Lindelof is playing well.
— TTMUT | Austin (@TTM_UT) November 28, 2017
Lindelof has been really good
— Ryan (@cemeterywind_) November 28, 2017
Lindelof has been excellent tonight #MUFC
— James Payne (@jamesantpayne) November 28, 2017
Lindelof has looked good these past 2 weeks, very hard to contain Brighton and Watford fair play to him.
— ??R (@DeadIyEden) November 28, 2017
Lindelof has been decent since the international break. Nothing to be carried away about but the signs are there he can be good for us
— Gary Y (@Gary_Y88) November 28, 2017
Man, Lindelof is good. ?
— Vindelof (@SemperFiUtd) November 28, 2017
Lindelof is a legend
— Mustafa (@TurnLikeMartial) November 28, 2017
Credit where it's due, Lindelof has certainly improved in recent weeks. He's actually making tackles now.
I was very critical of him early on as he was absolute dogger but he's had a couple of decent games now.
— Gary Breville (@Gary_Breville) November 28, 2017
Could we be looking at the next Nemanja Vidic or Rio Ferdinand? Is he really that good?