Victor Lindelof says he took no notice of criticism from Jose Mourinho following Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham last weekend.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Super Sunday coverage, Mourinho said Lindelof – the player he signed from Benfica while United manager – can be “bullied” by attackers and is weak aerially.
Victor Lindelof says Harry Maguire’s leadership qualities are rubbing off on him as he continues to develop his partnership with Man Utd’s summer signing.
The 25-year-old also says the leadership qualities of his new centre-back partner Harry Maguire are rubbing off on him as he continues to grow his understanding with £80m record summer arrival.
He said: “It feels good, Harry is a great player. We’ve only played six games together so the partnership needs games to become better and better. We work hard and train every day together, we get to know each other more and more, that’s always a good thing in a partnership. Hopefully we can develop and become better.
“He’s a great person off the pitch as well. It’s very easy to be around him and talk to him. He shows that on the pitch too, he has that leadership and makes it easy for everyone else to lead from his example. That’s also what I am trying to do on the pitch.”
‘I can’t tell if Greenwood is right or left-footed’
Mason Greenwood looks set to start for United against Arsenal at Old Trafford, live on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports Premier League.
The 17-year-old is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s only fit recognised striker with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford sidelined with injury.
Lindelof has seen Greenwood progress through the ranks over the last few years and believes the youngster has a bright future if he can continue to work as he has to this point.
“I have been here now for my third season so I have seen it before, I know his talent,” he said.