Summer signing Victor Lindelof has admitted that he is content with the initial start at Manchester United, although he would have liked to play more for the club. The Sweden international was left out of the matchday squad for the Premier League opener against West Ham United, and he has since warmed the substitutes’ bench.
Lindelof, 23, joined the Red Devils from Benfica on a four-year contract earlier in June, and he was a regular at the back during their pre-season tour. However, he looked out of pace in his competitive debut for United against Real Madrid in the European Super Cup defeat, and this has seen him dropped to the bench.
Phil Jones and Eric Bailly have slotted in effortlessly at the heart of the defence under Jose Mourinho this term, but Lindelof has revealed his desire to get some game time with the club, he told VNL: “It’s been good. The initial period is very important to get to know the club and everything around it, all the players, coaches and the system. So it’s been a very important time for me. Of course you always want to play, but the competition is tough with very good players so we’ll see what happens. But of course you always want to play.”
Lindelof is set to make his home debut for Manchester United next month with both Phil Jones and Eric Bailly suspended for the Champions League encounter against Basel. The Swede is likely to be accompanied by former regular Chris Smalling.