Victor Lindelof has officially signed a new long-term contract with Manchester United, committing his future to the club.
The Swedish international will stay until at least June 2024. There is an option to extend for a further year.
This season marks Lindelof third in Manchester. Since beg signed by Jose Mourinho from Benfica for 35 million Euros.
After a less than impressive start to his United career, many worte him off. But a solid performance at Russia 2018 World Cup for Sweden, the “Iceman” came back with new confidence.
He has gone on to appear 74 times for the Red Devils and is forging a formidable partnership with new centre-back Harry Maguire.
Over the summer, his agent insinuated that Barcelona had expressed an interest in his client, but the player himself rubbished the rumors.
He was adamant of his commitment to Ole Gunnar SOlaksjaer and the Manchester United project.
The new contract was announced in an official statement from Manchester United, through the clubs website manutd.com.
Lindelof himself said:
“Since the day I arrived at United, it has felt like home.”
I have grown significantly both as a player and as a person in the last two years and for that I am grateful to everyone at the club for their help and support.”
“I love playing football and my aim now is to help the team to win trophies and repay the fans for their unrivalled support.”
“I know that everyone at the club shares this vision and will give everything to get Manchester United back to where it belongs.”
“I’m still young and know I can improve further but with the help of the boss and his coaching staff, I believe that only good things are ahead for this great club.”
His manager was on hand to share his thoughts too.
“Victor has established himself here and has become a very important part of our team.”
“He brings calmness on the pitch and I can see that he is determined to help this club and to be successful here.”
“I’m extremely happy that he has committed his future to Manchester United.”
“We’re all looking forward to working together to deliver the success and get United back to where we know the club belongs.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 18, 2019