Victor Lindelof says he doesn’t care what the newspapers write and has dismissed talk that he and Jose Mourinho have a strained relationship.
The Sweden defender arrived at Old Trafford from Benfica in the summer transfer window for £31million, but after a shaky debut in the Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid the centre-back has struggled for game time.
In fact the 23-year-old has yet to appear in the Premier League, but instead has been used in United’s cup competitions with one appearance in the EFL Cup and two Champions League games.
Phil Jones’ absence in Europe allowed Lindelof the opportunity in the Champions League, but as yet it appears Mourinho is not keen to break up his centre-back pairing of Jones and Eric Bailly.
Despite Lindelof’s lack of action, he claims there is no problem with the United boss.
Lindelof told Expressen: “I feel no stress. I’m in one of the world’s best clubs. It’s clear that it’s tough competition. But it may have the time it takes.”
When pressed about what he has said to Mourinho about his situation, he added: “It’s between me and him. But we talk and have a good dialogue.”
Asked whether he reads the newspapers after there was criticism of him in the British press, he added: “Why would I do that?
“I do not care what they are writing. I do not even know what they are writing.”
Lindelof is currently away on international duty with Sweden.