Owen Hargreaves sends message to Man United fans about summer signing
The ex Man United midfielder is confident Victor Lindelof will prove a good signing despite his slow start at Old Trafford
Owen Hargreaves has backed Victor Lindelof to come good once the Manchester United defender gets more games under the belt.
The Sweden international completed a £30.7m move to Manchester United from Benfica in the summer transfer window.
Lindelof was the first of Jose Mourinho’s summer signings but hadn’t made the same impact as Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic.
The 22-year-old endured a shaky pre-season campaign and Lindelof hasn’t made a Premier League appearance so far.
However, Jose Mourinho handed Lindelof his first Champions League appearance as the centre-half started a 3-0 win against Basel at Old Trafford.
Former Manchester United midfielder Hargreaves believes Lindelof will improve once he gets more first-team football under his belt.
“He just needs to get some games, he needs to play well to get those appearances,” Hargreaves told BT Sport.
Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson got his hands on a 13th and final top-flight crown.
The Red Devils won the EFL Cup and the Europa League in their first season under Jose Mourinho.
Manchester United qualified for the Champions League thanks to their Europa League triumph.
The 20-time English champions started their European campaign with a 3-0 win against Swiss side Basel.