Jose Mourinho blocks Man United from selling 24-year-old – report

Jose Mourinho tells Man United to keep hold of Victor Lindelof amid interest from Lyon, according to reports

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United to keep hold of Victor Lindelof this summer amid interest from Lyon, according to reports in the French media.

French outlet L’Equipe, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Red Devils boss wants to keep hold of the Swedish defender, who only signed for Manchester United from Benfica last summer.

The defender only started 13 Premier League games for the Red Devils last season as he struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team in Mourinho’s second campaign at the club.

However, the same story says that Mourinho is against the idea of letting Lindelof leave the club this summer, despite Lyon apparently holding an interest in bringing him to Ligue 1.

Manchester United are looking to assemble a squad capable of winning the Premier League title next season as they look to try and win the trophy for the first time since 2013.

The Red Devils finished in second place in the Premier League table and without a trophy last term in Mourinho’s second campaign in charge of the club.

Manchester United have signed Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant so far ahead of Mourinho’s third season at the helm at Old Trafford.

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