Jose Mourinho told how to get best out of 24-year-old Man United star
Danny Murphy explains how Jose Mourinho can get the best out of Man United defender Victor Lindelof
Danny Murphy has urged Jose Mourinho to give Victor Lindelof a sustained run in the Manchester United team.
The Sweden international completed a move to the Red Devils in a £30m deal from Portuguese side Benfica in the 2017 summer transfer window.
Lindelof made his debut in Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in Uefa Super Cup final but didn’t start in the Premier League until October.
The 24-year-old was a regular in the Champions League but the centre-half found his first-team opportunities limited under Mourinho.
Lindelof impressed in the World Cup as Sweden reached the round of 16 before a 2-0 loss to England with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.
Manchester United were linked with a host of centre-halves in the summer transfer window, including Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire.
Former Liverpool FC midfielder Murphy believes Lindelof needs a run in the Manchester United team to gain confidence.
“Lindelof had a few really good games,” Murphy told Sky Sports’ The Debate.
“How do you get a new player to play at his best? You have to give him a platform. Not in and out, in and out.”
Manchester United signed Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot and Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant this summer.
The Red Devils lost 1-0 to Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final last term to miss out on a trophy in Mourinho’s second season.