Manchester United: ‘I’m good at them’ – Victor Lindelof offers to take free-kicks after completing €35 million transfer
The Sweden international defender has completed a big-money transfer to Old Trafford and is already plotting how to make his mark under Jose Mourinho
Victor Lindelof believes his ability from set-pieces could help him to start repaying Manchester United’s €35 million investment in his talent.
The Sweden international has completed a big-money move from Benfica to become Jose Mourinho’s first signing of the 2017 summer transfer window.
Lindelof a statement signing for Utd
He has been acquired to further bolster the defensive ranks at Old Trafford, with the 22-year-old considered to be a shrewd acquisition for the present and future.
Lindelof is about much more than merely keeping opponents quiet, though, and already has his eye on free-kick duty – having shown at Benfica that he is capable of producing the spectacular.
“I’m quite good at them so if I get an opportunity to take a free-kick, I think I’ll be there,” he told MUTV.
‘Joining Man Utd was an easy decision’
United already have plenty of options at dead-ball situations, with the likes of Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford on their books.
Lindelof will, however, add to the threat posed from set-pieces and could follow in the footsteps of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo by becoming a free-kick specialist at Old Trafford.
He already has one stunning effort on his CV, with the strike in the video above helping Benfica to a draw with arch-rivals Sporting.
If he can produce something similar at United, then the 22-year-old will be become another useful asset for the club at both ends of the field.