The Swedish defender signed for the Red Devils from Portuguese side Benfica in the summer transfer window but has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Old Trafford.
Indeed, Lindelof has only started three of Manchester United’s 14 Premier League games so far this season as he aims to try and become a regular in the starting line-up.
However, Mourinho opted to play the 23-year-old from the start in Manchester United’s last three Premier League games against Newcastle, Brighton and Watford.
The Portuguese coach was especially happy about Lindelof’s performance for Manchester United on Tuesday night as he kept the dangerous Richarlison quiet at Vicarage Road.
Speaking at his post-match news conference on Tuesday, Mourinho said: “I think Richarlison is a very good player and a difficult player to play against.
“Victor is very fast and he’s adapted to play centrally but also to go to the sides because he’s got the agility that many of the central defenders don’t have.
“I think it was another very positive performance by Victor.”
Manchester United return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon with a crunch clash against Arsenal at The Emirates.
The Red Devils are aiming to try and keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table before Pep Guardiola’s men travel to Old Trafford on 10 December in a crunch derby meeting.
Manchester United finished sixth both won both the Europa League and League Cup last term.
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