Why Lindelof’s arrival can only make Manchester United better

By Dave Marshall

The Jose Mourinho revolution at Manchester United is readily gathering momentum at the moment. The 20-time English champions have sealed the signing of 22-year-old Sweden international, Victor Lindelof. The Benfica centre back would offer undoubted quality to a position we are currently struggling to find consistency in.

The youngster, who stands at an impressive 6ft 2in, is known for his calmness even in pressure-inducing situations, as well as his football intelligence that makes a mockery of his age. Manager, Jose Mourinho is known for his defensive discipline, as he has continued success over the years playing a regular centre- back pairing. Partnerships such as Terry and Carvalho, Lucio and Walter Samuel, Pepe and Sergio Ramos, Terry and Cahill have all led him to success in his managerial career.

The likes of Daley Blind and Chris Smalling should fear for their future with the arrival of the Swede. The likes of Rojo and Jones have been brilliant, but Lindelof is clearly an upgrade on both players. Last summer signing, Eric Bailly, looked confident in his performances last season, but needs a regular partner to complement him, as they aim to frustrate opposition attackers.

Lindelof offers that solidity, and has grown in leaps and bounds in the past year. If he replicates his usual form in United colours, then Mourinho knows this is a partnership that could sustain the club for the best part of a decade, as both players are just 22.

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