Victor Lindelof.

Lindelof enjoying leadership and life at United

Thursday 05 August 2021 07:00

Victor Lindelof says he is “very, very happy” at Manchester United and looking forward to becoming more of a leader for our young squad throughout his fifth season at the club.

The Sweden international joined us from Benfica during the summer of 2017 and has since made 161 appearances as a Red, scoring three goals in the process and registering a clutch of assists, most impressively for Marcus Rashford on multiple occasions during the previous campaign. 

Lindelof is a popular figure at Carrington and, away from the club, the 27-year-old defender has laid down strong roots in the area with his wife and young son. If you missed it earlier this summer, the footage of him returning home from his Euro 2020 exploits will have tears in your eyes...

The heart-warming moment Lindelof returned home


Somebody must have been peeling onions when we watched this Instagram video, because our eyes started watering...

Victor recently enjoyed a well-earned summer break with his loved ones and this week reported for pre-season training with the rest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad at the team camp in Scotland. 

In an interview for the latest episode of United Daily, our regular news bulletin, Lindelof looked ahead to his fifth season in red and detailed his ambitions to become even more of a leader. 

“Yes I’m coming into my fifth season and this is my home,” Victor told us. “I’m very, very happy here, as are my family. Of course, I want to take that role and become more of a leader and fight to help the younger guys to improve as well. I think it’s good in a team when you have a few players who can do that – to try to speak and demand a little bit more from the players. I try to do my bit there.

“Ever since I arrived it’s felt like home and everyone at the club has been great to me and my family. It’s my fifth season, it really feels home and I’m very, very pleased to be here.”
Only Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford made more appearances than Lindelof during the previous season, which highlights how consistent and reliable the Swede has become. 

“I’m very pleased with that,” admits Victor, when presented with the statistic. “You want to play every game, I played a lot of games last season, I feel like I’ve improved as a player and I’ve tried to become more of a leader on the pitch. I think I improved on both aspects. I’m always pleased to be out on the pitch to help my team-mates so whenever boss the needs me, I’ll be there.”