Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof admits he ‘misses Jose Mourinho in football’

13 Nov

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has admitted he misses having Jose Mourinho in football, paying a glowing tribute to his former boss.

Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by the Red Devils in December 2018, but has since been linked with various roles in world football.

Victor Lindelof, second right, is a big fan of his former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho
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Lindelof, who has established himself as a first-team regular at Old Trafford, says he would like to see the Portuguese boss managing at the top level again in the near future.

“He is, after all, one of the world’s best coaches and he is supposed to have a job at one of the biggest clubs. I miss him in football,” Lindelof told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

“He’s a great coach and a great person, whom I owe a great deal. It was he who gave me the chance here, who brought me into everything.”

Mourinho has never been one to mince his words, and speaking to Sky Sports in his role as a pundit, criticised Lindelof for his performance in United’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham back in September.


The 56-year-old also said that the defender can be ‘bullied’ by attackers, particularly in aerial battles, but those comments didn’t irk Lindelof – who has nothing but the utmost respect for the ex-United manager.

“I have all the respect in the world for him and appreciate everything he has said and done for me, from scolding to a hug.

“Even if I did not agree, at the time… he has very great charisma, you had great respect for him.

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“He’s won everything. When he says something, you listen.”

The 25-year-old, a £30m signing from Benfica two years ago, signed a contract extension to keep him at Old Trafford until at least 2024 earlier this season.

Lindelof also picked up the Swedish Golden Ball award for the second consecutive year earlier this week.

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