Former Benfica defender Victor Lindelof has confessed he has taken time to adapt to the toughness and competitiveness attached to the English top flight following his big-money move to Old Trafford this summer.
The centre-back has been integrated slowly into his new club by manager Jose Mourinho, but is now getting more playing time due to the absence of the duo of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones. The Ivorian star and his English team-mate are first-choice centre-backs in Mourinho’s side, but are currently out with injuries.
When Lindelof was still at Benfica, the Sweden international plays against the Portuguese sides without issues, but the premier league is obviously a different one. Apart from being a difficult league and having more competitive clubs, it is obvious that the bottom clubs in the premier league are also hard to beat.
Victor, who was able to keep his first clean sheet at his new side against Brighton on Saturday, told Man United’s official website that things are very much different in England compared to Portugal.
The Swede defender also credited both Mourinho and Man United’s coaching staff for helping him adapt to the demands of his new league.
Lindelof hailed Jose as ‘the best in the world’, and admits how pleasurable it is to work under the Portuguese tactician at Old Trafford.