Lindelof explains why he turned down Man United move

Date published: Wednesday 22nd March 2017 11:50

Victor Lindelof says that turning down Manchester United in January to extend his stay at Benfica was the “easy choice”.

Lindelof was linked with a move to Old Trafford throughout the winter, with the club reported to have made at least one bid for his services.

The 22-year-old ended speculation over his future by signing a one-year contract extension to his current deal at Benfica.

It is believed that the centre-half will remain a United target heading into this summer, but Lindelof has no regrets over his decision.

“It feels good that I extended my stay by one year. I enjoy playing for the club and feel I evolve every day there. It was an easy choice not to leave,” he told Expressen.

“Both parties were very happy and they wanted to give me a sign that they are satisfied with what I’ve done there.

“Much has been written but it’s nothing I have focused on. I have always focused on what was important to me and that’s the team. [The rumours] make no difference to me.

“As I’ve said I’ve been thriving at Benfica and that’s where the focus has been. A lot has been written and I’ve said nothing, I’ve been focused.

“I have a long contract at Benfica and I’m thriving there. It’s a big club and I’m developing every day. I’m only 22 years old and there is no stress [to push through a move].”

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