Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof sees the signing of Raphael Varane this summer time as one thing “constructive,” regardless of him probably shedding minutes to the previous Actual Madrid standout.
Manchester United followers feared that the Swedish center-back would ask for a switch out of Previous Trafford as quickly because the signing of Varane was accomplished since he could be Lindelof’s predominant competitors on the place.
However Lindelof made it clear in an interview with FotbollDirekt that he welcomes having Varane on their facet.
“I believe it’s nice. I play in one of many world’s greatest golf equipment and it’s clear that you really want good gamers. It’ll all the time be a aggressive state of affairs. I solely see it as [a] constructive that we get good gamers within the membership. It is going to solely develop us. For my very own half, I see no downside with it,” stated the newly appointed captain of the Sweden worldwide staff.
He stated that he doesn’t thoughts lacking a match right here and there after having some again points final yr. With Varane round to take off a few of the load, it provides his physique a greater likelihood to remain wholesome this season.
The Purple Devils acquired Varane from Actual Madrid after each side agreed to a £41 million ($57 million) switch deal in late July. He was offered to the Previous Trafford crowd previous to their season opening match in opposition to Leeds United on Aug. 14.
The French center-back made his English Premier League debut two weeks afterward Aug. 29, contributing an help to the lone objective in a victory over the Wolverhampton Wanderers away from dwelling on the Molineux Stadium.
United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a wealth of choices on the backline, together with Varane, Lindelof, Eric Bailly and staff captain Harry Maguire.
The just lately concluded summer time switch window noticed top-flight English golf equipment like Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis enhance their lineups by a giant margin, however Manchester United just isn’t that far behind.
Along with Varane, they have been additionally capable of signal Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.
It’s broadly believed that Ronaldo will full his return to Previous Trafford as they face Newcastle United on Saturday.