Over the summer, Manchester United make some truly brilliant signings. Slowly but surely, Jose Mourinho is building a team that fits his system down to a tee; and we can see it all unfolding right before our eyes.
One of the players that the self-proclaimed Special One sanctioned a move for is Victor Lindelof, formerly of SL Benfica. The young Swede who plays as a centre-back has made a slow start to life at Old Trafford.
During pre-season, he looked alright, and when the competitive football started, we’ve seldom seen him take to the field in our bigger matches.
Now, the 23-year-old has spoken to the media about being largely out of the action and it’s nice to see him remaining calm and patient about the situation.
“I feel no stress,” he told Swedish newspaper Expressen as per ESPN. “I’m in one of the world’s best clubs, it’s clear that it’s tough competition. But it may have the time it takes.”
Of course, moving to a club like Manchester United is never easy. Perhaps it’s even tougher for him because he’s young and moving to a completely new country in a completely different situation. Not only does he have to adapt to life in new surroundings, but learning a completely different style of play is also stressful.
I fully trust the signing and we’ve definitely seen glimpses of just how good this young man can be. Given time, he’ll get it right. Mourinho is the master at dealing with these situations and by the end of the season, I’m sure we’ll be hailing Lindelof as a success story.