Respected source: Manchester United keen on 22-year-old endorsed by Zlatan

Manchester United are thought to be keen on the services of Sweden centre back Victor Lindelof.

The 22-year-old has already been capped by his country on 11 occasions and scored a goal for good measure.

And fellow countryman Zlatan has reportedly given glowing recommendations to Manchester United about the player, according to BBC:

Benfica’s Victor Lindelof is thought to interest United, and recently received an endorsement from United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, his fellow Swede.

Manchester United look fairly well stocked in terms of centre backs right now with Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo playing brilliantly in the absence of Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly. But perhaps the best of the bunch, Bailly, is off to The African Cup of Nations in January and Jose Mourinho may still bolster this area of the squad.

The 6ft 2in Lindelof has become a regular at Benfica after a slow start to his career in Portugal. He played 25 games last season and has been a virtual ever present in this campaign with 18 games under his belt so far.

Manchester United have made four signings under Jose Mourinho and the manager has said recently that he needs at least two more windows to make the squad his own. It would indeed be something of a surprise if there were no signings in January.

In terms of departures, Jose Mourinho is quoted by the same source as saying:

“I am always open to listen to offers for every player. I am always ready to listen to the players themselves. So any player who knocks on my door and is not happy and wants to move, when the offers are correct, I will never stop a player from leaving, even if it is to a rival. No problem at all.

“I am happy with the squad I have. I would like my squad to be my squad until the end of the season. I am not going to any player to say: ‘You are going to leave because I don’t want you.'”

Let’s see Lindelof in action.