Victor Lindelof

Lindelof: Going on tour helped me to settle in

Monday 25 June 2018 10:58

Victor Lindelof says his experience of Tour 2017, presented by Aon, went a long way towards helping him settle into life as a Manchester United.

The Swedish international joined the Reds last summer from Portuguese outfit Benfica, and his first taste of playing for arguably the biggest club in the world came during the visit to the United States last July.
Jose Mourinho and his men will be travelling back across the pond next month and, before jetting off to represent his country at the World Cup, Lindelof reflected on the importance of going on tour.

“Being on tour is very important, especially when you’re new,” the defender told “It gives you a chance to get to know all the players, the staff and the manager, and learning about the system he wants to play. UCLA [the team base] was a brilliant place to train last year and the weather was good too, which is always a positive thing!”

Lindelof is currently away on international duty with Sweden in Russia. He was forced to sit out their opening 1-0 win over South Korea through illness but returned to action against Germany, making his World Cup debut in their agonising 2-1 defeat last weekend.

As the Scandinavians bid to prolong their stay at the tournament, the United man will remain focused on matters for his country for the foreseeable future, but when asked before he left for the World Cup what he most enjoyed about last year’s tour, he insisted: “Just the whole experience. Being in the States with the club, getting to know all my team-mates and seeing how big United is globally.

“It’s always great to travel with the team and experience new things, and, of course, meet all the fans around the world. I have great memories of the experience.”

Victor Lindelof says

"Being on tour is very important, especially when you’re new. It gives you a chance to get to know all the players, the staff and the manager."


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