Victor Lindelof: I’ll do everything I can to help Manchester United

Victor Lindelof: I’ll do everything I can to help Manchester United

The Manchester United defender has been away on international duty with Sweden despite his slow start to life at Old Trafford.

Victor Lindelof appears ready for whatever minutes Jose Mourinho throws his way and his attitude will certainly impress the boss.

It quickly became clear during United’s pre-season tour and their clash with Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final that Lindelof will need some time to adjust to his new surroundings.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was another play who was eased into first team action and has been flying so far in his second season at the club.

Mourinho has been implementing the same approach with his newest centre-back and the player himself has no qualms about the matter.

According to Mail Online he said: “When I get my chance I want to do everything I can to help the team. That’s what I’ve been doing when I play Champions League. So, there’s no problem for me.

“I’m just there to do my job. I am enjoying life in England, we are playing well. I have good team-mates and good coaches and it is a competitive league, that’s what makes it the best in the world.

“We had a very good start and we want to continue and play good football. We have a very good squad. We go game by game. It is a big game on Saturday and we are looking forward to it.”

Victor was brought over from Benfica in order to bolster the club’s defensive options with Jose forever keeping one eye on his country’s league.

The Swedish defender has Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and when he’s back fit, Marcos Rojo to contend with for a first team spot.

This left many fans to initially wonder who will be sold to free up the space for the latest defensive signing with apparently just two first team centre-back spots available.

However, Mourinho has since shown that at times, depending on opposition, he’ll switch to a back three formation meaning the extra numbers will be needed to compete.

United’s defenders also have a habit of picking up injuries with Jones and Smalling in particular being the victims.

Perhaps when Rojo is back from his injury, fans may see one of the club’s current defenders leave Old Trafford in January.

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