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Victor Lindelof striving for perfection with Manchester United

Sweden international Victor Lindelof is keen to make a strong impression with Manchester United during the ongoing campaign. The 24-year-old joined the Red Devils from Benfica last year with plenty of promise but his struggles to adapt to the Premier League saw him make just 17 appearances through the 2017/18 season.

However, the centre-back has since experienced a strong World Cup with Sweden, who reached all the way to the quarter-final stage and he is now keen to impress in the United shirt, he told MUTV: “I feel great. I had a good summer: first, I got married and had an amazing time, then I played in the World Cup, which was also a great experience. And after a good rest, I’m back here and ready for what’s to come. It’s always nice to get a good start, as that gives you more confidence and you can be more relaxed. It’s a very tough, competitive league with a lot of great teams. Every game matters and we’ll try our best to win them all.”

During the final part of the transfer window, United had been keen on recruiting a new centre-back which had been highlighted as one of Jose Mourinho’s prime priorities. However, they could not push through a deal for any of their transfer targets and the Portuguese manager was left a frustrated figure following the deadline.

Nonetheless, there are positives from the same with Mourinho opting to work with Eric Bailly and Lindelof for the season opener – both of whom were brought to Old Trafford under his management. Meanwhile, Phil Jones may be available for selection in the coming weeks after returning from an extended break for his World Cup exploits and it will be interesting to see whether the manager splits the current central defensive combination to compensate for Jones’ inclusion.

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