Paul Scholes: What’s really impressed me about Victor Lindelof at Man United

Paul Scholes admits he has been very impressed by Victor Lindelof's composure on the ball at Man United

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes Photo: BT Sport

Paul Scholes says he has been very impressed by Victor Lindelof’s composure on the ball despite his slow start to life at Manchester United.

The Red Devils wrapped up a deal to land the Swedish defender at the start of the summer transfer window as Jose Mourinho moved quickly to bolster his rearguard options.

Lindelof struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Old Trafford at the start of the season but he has recently been given a more regular run in the side.

The defender was in impressive form as he helped Manchester United to claim an important 3-1 win at Arsenal in the Premier League last weekend.

The 23-year-old also played the full 90 minutes of Manchester United’s 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

And former Manchester United star Scholes admits that he has been very impressed by Lindelof’s composure on the ball in defence for the Red Devils.

Speaking to BT Sport on Tuesday night, Scholes said: “What’s impressed me most is [his composure] on the ball really.

“He’s made a couple of passes into a forward player which is always nice.

“But he’s there to defend and he’s defended well in the last few games.”

Manchester United return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when they host bitter local rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford.

A win for Mourinho’s men would move them to within five points of their rivals.

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