The Swede has endured a frustrating time at Old Trafford ever since arriving for a £31m fee back in June, making just three appearances since a disappointing performance against Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.
Mourinho has stressed on several occasions that it would take Lindelof time to fully acclimatise to the vicissitudes of Premier League football this season.
And Lindelof, speaking to Swedish journalist Noa Bachner, insisted that he had a good relationship with his boss and claimed he didn’t even bother to read the English media.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 4, 2017
Nobody needs to panic about the 23-year-old’s predicament. He produced his finest performance yet in a United shirt during the 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow, displaying a far greater measure of composure as a left sided defender in a back three, but he will want to be knocking on the door of Mourinho’s first team sooner rather than later.
Marcos Rojo, after all, could be back in training in just a month, and with the Argentine, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly all firing, chances could be few and far between for the defender.