Manchester United news: Jose Mourinho reveals why he’s ‘punishing’ Victor Lindelof

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Jose Mourinho expects Victor Lindelof to enhance this season (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits he’s been ‘punishing’ Victor Lindelof however says he expects the Swede to enhance this season.

The 24-year-old struggled throughout his debut marketing campaign at Old Trafford and made simply 17 Premier League appearances following a £30million transfer from Benfica.

Mourinho was decided to signal an skilled centre-back however the membership’s board overruled his curiosity in Toby Alderweireld and Jerome Boateng.

Lindelof had a formidable World Cup marketing campaign for Sweden and Mourinho has revealed he’s been ‘punishing’ the Swede by taking part in him out of place.

Mourinho wished an skilled centre-back (Picture: Getty)

‘We have five central defenders, all of them have different qualities and we have to read the situation match by match, but of course Victor is the youngest one so has more space to develop and improve,’ stated Mourinho.

‘Technically Victor is nice. I’m ‘punishing’ him a little bit bit as a result of I play him on the left aspect. He is best on the best aspect however so are the others and my possibility is to place him on the left as a result of technically he’s one of the best so he’s the one that may compensate the actual fact it’s not his actual place

‘I expect him to feel more comfortable in the Premier League. If you remember, he had good matches last season in the Champions League, in Lisbon, in Moscow. It looked like he was more ready for continental football. But he’s a younger man and has circumstances to enhance. I consider in Victor.’

United beat Leicester City on the opening weekend and tackle Brighton on Sunday on the south coast.

Alexis Sanchez was not within the travelling squad that departed Manchester on Saturday afternoon and isn’t anticipated to characteristic in opposition to the Seagulls.

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