Victor Lindelof reveals Brazilian ace was his inspiration

Victor Lindelof reveals Brazilian ace was his inspiration

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has named former Benfica star Luisao as the footballer who inspired him most while growing up.

The Swede shared a dressing room with the Brazilian center-back during his time with the Portuguese side between 2013 and 2017. 

The Brazilian is the club's longest-serving captain and regarded as a legend at the club having featured for them for over 15 years.

“When great players like [Rio] Ferdinand and [Nemanja] Vidic play, you can really look at how they approach the game and what kind of decisions they,” said Victor as quoted by the club's website.

“There’s been a lot of great players that I’ve been able to watch growing up and at Benfica as well.

“I had the pleasure to play alongside Luisao, who’s a club legend there and played quite a lot of times for the Brazil national team.

“For me, when I was 20 or 21, to play alongside him was very important. He’s been very important from me in my career as a defender, because I learned a lot from him.

“If I had to pick one, I think I would say Luisao. I learned a lot from him when I was at Benfica.”

Lindelof has been with Man United for three years now, and seems to be enjoying life at Old Trafford after initial struggles. 

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