Having secured the signing of Donny van de Beek this week, Manchester United can now focus on other areas of the pitch when it comes to transfers.
Soon after the announcement the Dutchman would be moving to Old Trafford, a rumour appeared claiming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had turned his attention on RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano as he looks to bolster his defence.
With stories of potential moves for the Frenchman or a more experienced centre-back such as Kalidou Koulibaly, players like Victor Lindelöf could be forgiven for being a little worried about their spot in the Norwegian’s setup should a player be bought, and yet, that isn’t the case.
The Sweden international is currently with his national team and was asked about the competition a new defender would bring, relayed by Aftonbladet.
He said: “I always try and focus only on what I should do and how I should develop to become as good of a football player as possible. I have come a long way and want to take further steps in my career and improve some things. Things will always be written when you are at a high level, but I am very confident in what I can do on the football pitch, so for me there are never any problems.”
The player also commented he felt he’d had a ‘good’ season at Manchester United, and was pleased to get some minutes with his country before returning to everyday club activities.
As for the signing of Van de Beek, Lindelöf had nothing but nice words when it came to his club’s latest recruit.
He said: “I think it’s a very good signing. He’s a very good football player. It increases the competition and it’s always good for the team. I’m very happy to bring him in and look forward to meeting him and getting to know him more.”