Konate was making his just his second Premier League start in the humiliation of United at Old Trafford and helped keep a clean sheet alongside Virgil van Dijk at the back.
"First of all, it's a big compliment to Ibou (Konate) and a big compliment to our last line," Lijnders said.
"But especially for Ibou because coming in against United is never easy.
"That has been proven over the last few years with the performances and the results there.
"So big compliment to him because if you talk about Man United, you talk about speed and lethalness.
"So that was only possible by keeping them away from the goal for long times, pushing up as high as possible and how we controlled it together with Robbo, Trent and Virg.
"That is why I want to say a big compliment to our last line and how we controlled the speed and the movements, it was absolutely top level and you see Ibou, I said it last time, he is a beast."
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