Mourinho compares new signing to Chelsea hero

Date published: Tuesday 12th September 2017 10:23

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has predicted that new signing Victor Lindelof will be a Premier League legend like three-times title winner Ricardo Carvalho.

Lindelof is yet to start a Premier League game since arriving from Benfica, but he will start against FC Basel on Tuesday night in the Champions League as Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are suspended.

Mourinho explained:

“Victor is an intelligent kid, he is very calm and of course he wants to play.

“You know, we take it step by step. [At Chelsea] we had one of the best central defenders in the Premier League’s last decade, Ricardo Carvalho, and when he arrived from Portugal he was in trouble a little bit to adapt.

“Then he had an amazing career in the Premier League after that and I am sure Victor will be the same.

“So it is good for him to play in the Champions League and probably he won’t play at the weekend, but he will play again next week in the [Carabao] Cup so matches are coming for him.”


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