What Ibrahimovic said about new Man United signing Victor Lindelof

By Mirror: Monday, June 12th 2017 at 08:56 GMT +3 | Gossip & Rumours
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Manchester United have a new centre-back after agreeing a deal to sign Victor Lindelof from Benfica.

The 22-year-old has finalised a move to link up with Jose Mourinho for £30.7m from the Portuguese giants and has starred for the Swedish national team with former Red Devils superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovi?.

The mercurial Swede has been released by United, but commented on his compatriot earlier in the season, insisting his performances in Lisbon will enable him to adapt to live in the Premier League.

"I think Victor is doing great things with Benfica," Ibrahimovic.

"He is growing. He has a lot of responsibility with the national team now.

"Is he good enough for United? I think he is ready for the big clubs out there."

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While Ibrahimovic is a big fan of Lindelof's, he has urged the youngster to make the right choice on his next move.

"It is up to him what he wants and what the situation says," he added.

"Whatever he chooses, it will be good for him.

"I know he is hot on the market so let him make the right choice for him."

Mourinho now has his ideal starting centre-backs with Eric Bailly to partner Lindelof, which will mean Phil Jones and Chris Smalling will sweat over their futures after Marcos Rojo proved his worth alongside the Ivorian this season.

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