Victor Lindelof will succeed at Manchester United, according to Benfica boss Rui Vitoria.
Lindelof signed for Man United for £30.75million in the summer from Benfica and has travelled with the United squad to face Portuguese champions in their third UEFA Champions League game of the season
It’s been a rough start for Lindelof, who is yet to make a Premier League appearance with Jose Mourinho instead choosing to play the Swede solely in European games.
That means, including United’s 2-1 defeat in the UEFA Super Cup to Madrid, Lindelof has made just three appearances for the Reds since joining them.
Yet Vitoria expects the 23-year-old to do well once he adapts to the English game.
“He is a very high-quality player, he has been playing with Jose Mourinho,” Vitoria said ahead of the match.
“Of course when you move from the Portuguese championship to an English championship, so there is a phase, a stage of adaptation.
“But I do foresee that in the future Lindelof will be a player of Jose Mourinho‘s team.
“He has a lot of value, he is very cold, very competitive and has as great deal of quality.”
Adapting is what Mourinho wants Lindelof to do, and once he does, you’d expect a key role for the young defender in this United side.
Last season, we saw Mourinho slowly bring Henrikh Mkhitaryan into the side after a stuttering start. The same happened this year with Anthony Martial, and hopefully the same will happen with Lindelof in the coming months.