Victor Lindelof

Lindelof in favour of winter break

Friday 14 June 2019 08:00

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof believes the introduction of a winter break in 2019/20 will be a positive thing for the Premier League.

The forthcoming campaign will be the first one in England's top tier to feature a mid-season pause, which will take place over two weeks in February, with 10 sides sitting out the first weekend of the month and the remaining clubs having their downtime a week later.

A winter break is commonplace in most of Europe’s top leagues, and Lindelof, who signed for United two years ago today, believes it will only help the players and clubs in the Premier League.
“I think it’s good actually,” Lindelof told MUTV, in an interview at the end of the 2018/19 season. 

“I think, if you look at the other countries, they always have a winter break and I think it’s important for the mind and the body as well to get a little bit of rest so you can keep going and work hard throughout the season. 

“So yeah, I’m all for it. I know in England we’ve always played a lot during the winter while others have rested a little bit, so I I think it’s going to be good. I think people will enjoy it.”
The Swede is currently having some time off ahead of the United squad's return for pre-season training in July. Lindelof says the first day back after the summer is always an enjoyable one at the Aon Training Complex.

“Well there’s a lot of excitement of course, because we haven’t seen each other for a long time,” he said.

“It’s always nice to see all the players and you know everyone is just excited to get started again, to work hard and get ready for the season.”
The 2019/20 campaign seems that little bit closer for the Reds after Thursday’s Premier League fixture announcement. But while it's always an eagerly anticipated day for the fans, Lindelof has a typically cool response.

“To be honest with you, I never really look at the fixtures list,” our no.2 admitted.

"I just try to focus on my team and myself [in training] and then when the next match is coming, I think 'okay, we’re going to play against them.' Then I start focusing on that game."

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