Insider reveals new Man United signing’s idol is Liverpool legend

Portuguese football expert Goncalo Lopes reveals an interesting fact about new Manchester United signing Victor Lindelof

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard Photo: BT Sport

Manchester United signing Victor Lindelof’s idol is Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, according to Goncalo Lopes.

The Daily Mail reporter has revealed that the Sweden international is a big admirer of the former Liverpool captain despite completing a switch to the Red Devils.

Manchester United confirmed Lindelof as their first summer signing at the weekend after months of speculation linking the defender with a move to Old Trafford.

The 23-year-old will be tasked with forming a defensive partnership with Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly in Jose Mourinho’s side next season.

While Portuguese football expert Lopes likened Lindelof’s playing style to Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, the journalist revealed that the Swede is a big Gerrard fan.

“His idol was Steven Gerrard, but, for the United fans we can compare him to Rio Ferdinand,” Lopes told the Daily Mail.

“Here in Portugal he always mentioned Luisao, his team-mate, as his role model, because when he started to play centre-back, in the youth teams, Luisao was the captain and the boss of this Benfica team.”

Manchester United won the Europa League last month thanks to a 2-0 win against Eredivisie giants Ajax in Stockholm.

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Lindelof’s former Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored 28 times in all competitions during his one and only season at Old Trafford.

Indeed, the Red Devils confirmed that the 35-year-old wouldn’t be receiving a new contract at Manchester United last week.

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