Henrik Larsson: Victor Lindelof is prepared for a move to Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Former Manchester United and Sweden striker Henrik Larsson believes Victor Lindelof has what it takes to make the step up from Benfica to Jose Mourinho’s side.

Lindelof, who was recently named in UEFA’s 2016 Breakthrough Team of the Year, will reportedly join Man United next month after agreeing formalities earlier this week.

And Larsson believes that the fellow Swede will be ready for the step up to English football in January.

“[Lindelof] is already playing at a high level. So he’s prepared for a club like Manchester United,” he said. 

“He is at a club like Benfica and he is also a first choice for Sweden.

“We are a very adaptable people, whether in football or any other activity.

“I think the Swedes are very prepared as a people to take on any kind of challenge and it will not be difficult for Lindelof to adapt to the style of English football.”

Larsson is not the only one to heap praise on Lindelof in recent weeks. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who played alongside the youngster at Euro 2016, insisted that the defender would soon establish himself at big club. 

Robert Lewandowski, after facing Lindelof with Bayern Munich back in April, singled out the 22-year-old for praise, highlighting his robust presence at the back.

Lindelof, even during the nascent stages of his career, has always been been tipped for a big money move in the future, and United fans will be keen to see how the Swede acclimatises to life at Old Trafford.

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