Victor Lindelof on why he knew he would commit his future to Manchester United

Victor Lindelof on why he knew he would commit his future to Manchester United

Sweden international Victor Lindelof revealed that he hopes to remain at Manchester United for a long time after he signed a new contract back in September 2019, Goal reported.

According to reports, Lindelof admitted that he “never really looked” at his new contract and merely put his signature on the dotted line as he already knew he would commit his future to the club that believed in his abilities.

The 25-year-old's deal sees him remain at Old Trafford until the summer of 2024 after he proved himself to management why he deserves to remain at the club.

“When they offered me a new contract it was very, very easy for me. I never really looked at [the contract]. I just took up the pen and signed it," Lindelof told United’s official podcast.

“I’m very happy here and I want to be here for many more years to come and I know that I can become a better player here.

“I know the club can help me and I want to stay here for more years and hopefully we can win some trophies as well. That’s my main goal.”

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Lindelof joined the Red Devils back in 2017 from Portuguese side Benfica in a deal that ended up being worth £40 million ($52m).

“When United wanted to sign me, I think it was in January [2017]. Things didn’t happen, but I knew they wanted me," he said.

“I wanted to focus on my football because I wanted to win the title and the cups and everything [with Benfica]. I’ve always been mentally strong, which I think is why I was able to carry on.

“I just carried on, kept working hard and told my agent, 'As soon as the season is at an end, you can come back to me and tell me what’s happening.'

“In those last few months of the season, we won every game in the league and the Portuguese Cup as well. It was a great end for me to win those trophies.

“After the last game, my agent called me straight away and explained the situation [with United].”

The Swede has made a total of 93 appearances for United and admitted that he hopes he will be able to inspire the club to silverware as the club competes in the Carabao Cup, FA Cup and Europa League respectively.