Jose Mourinho has singled out Victor Lindelof for reward following his very good defensive show all through Manchester United’s Four-2 win over Watford.
The Swede used to be passed an opportunity to function in consecutive Premier League video games at Vicarage Street after impressing in opposition to Brighton and Hove Albion closing weekend.
And he as soon as once more confounded his critics with a perfectly composed efficiency in a again 3, making a chain of vital interceptions and tackles as Watford carried out power past due on.
Talking after the sport, Mourinho hailed Lindelof for the way in which he handled the vigorous Richarlison on Tuesday evening.
“I feel Richarlison is an excellent participant and a troublesome participant to play in opposition to,” he stated.
“However Victor could be very rapid and he’s tailored to play centrally but additionally to visit the edges as a result of he’s were given the agility that most of the central defenders don’t have.
“I feel it used to be any other very sure efficiency by means of Victor.”
Mourinho wouldn’t spend £31m on a centre again he didn’t imagine, with all his revel in on this league, in a position to thriving within the quickest league on the planet, however for a while there used to be reason for fear.
Lindelof regularly regarded not sure of his positioning and tentative at the ball all through the early phases of the marketing campaign – one thing you wouldn’t be expecting from a participant who has function as a full-back or even in central midfield previously.
However the efficiency in opposition to Marco Silvas’s aspect used to be the clearest sign but of Mourinho’s first signing of the summer time rising into his position on the membership. He regarded to in actuality relish the problem on Tuesday, and his fast upward thrust to shape coupled with Marcos Rojo‘s go back offers his boss the choice to make use of 3 on the again on a extra common foundation.