Sweden manager Janne Andersson has told the Swedish media he thinks Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has developed as a player in the past year despite being under scrutiny at time.
Lindelof has impressed for the Premier League side in recent weeks and has cemented a place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting eleven.
Speaking at a press conference when revealing his squad for the forthcoming internationals, Andersson was asked about the former Benfica player, as reported by Sportbladet: “If you play at Manchester United, you will end up under a magnifying glass. I think he has grown one step this year. In the national team he has never disappointed me.
“In all the national matches he has played he’s been good. It’s great fun for Vigge, but I’m not surprised that he is developing. I think he has even more in himself. It’s fun for him and for us.”
Lindelof joined Manchester United from Benfica in a £30m+ deal in 2017 but he struggled for form under former manager Jose Mourinho.
However, the Sweden international has benefited from the departure of Mourinho and the appointment of Solskjaer in December. Lindelof has formed a decent partnership with Chris Smalling which has seen encouraging results for the English club in recent weeks, including away victories over Chelsea and PSG.
The central defender has been selected for his country’s upcoming games against Romania and Norway.