Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has said that he has nothing bad to talk about Jose Mourinho. Lindelof was not a regular under Mourinho who brought him to Old Trafford from Benfica.
Manchester United eventually sacked Mourinho in December, a few days after they lost 3-1 to Liverpool.
Speaking about Mourinho, Lindelof said, “Look, I will be always grateful to Jose. He bought me. I have nothing bad to say about him. When he wanted to buy other defenders, it was OK. I like the competition. You don’t improve without it.
I am lucky. I am mentally strong and can shut it all out. You want things to go well at a new club but life isn’t that easy. So if you play badly you have to work more.”
Lindelof has been a regular under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has done really well under his fellow Scandinivian.
Speaking about Solskjaer, Lindelof said, “When he came I just wanted to show him my ability and maybe I have done that. He has picked me and now I have rhythm. I have been waiting for this. When you play badly and concede goals defenders get criticised. Some people like you, some don’t and that’s never been a problem for me. I know people talked about me but I didn’t let it affect me.
Nobody will criticise me more than myself. So people can talk and it’s fine. And it’s nice to change people’s opinions.”
Lindelof will undoubtedly start against Southampton today and will hope to put on a fine show at Old Trafford.