Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof played through the pain during United’s goalless draw with AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League game last Thursday and was absent from the 1-0 defeat at Newcastle on Sunday.
The 25-year-old had formed a partnership with Harry Maguire but academy graduate Axel Tuanzebe came in to replace him for the game at the St James Park.
Despite the injury, Lindelof was called up for Sweden’s games for their Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Malta and Spain, and he’s confident that he can be fit to face Malta on Saturday night.
“It happened on Thursday. I had a game and it seized up,” Lindelof told Swedish channel TV4.
“I haven’t been able to train or take part in the last club game, so that’s it, but it gets better and better every day.
“I get good treatment here and good help with the national team.”
United will host Liverpool at Old Trafford on October 20, and Lindelof is sure of his body.
“I know what it is. I know my body,” he added.
“Do I play? It’s up to Janne Andersson (Sweden manager) and obviously up to my body. If I feel it’s holding up, I want to play both matches if Janne wants it.
“We simply have to see and take it day by day on how my body feels. Today, I went on the pitch a bit and tested different movements with the ball and such.
“We’ll see how it feels when I wake up tomorrow and if there’s any difference, but hopefully I can join the team tomorrow, but we’ll see.”