Sky Sports pundit makes crazy Lindelof ‘has done nothing’ remark

Date published: Tuesday 13th June 2017 2:56

Former England international Ray Wilkins claims new Manchester United signing Victor Lindelof “has done nothing” at Benfica.

United have agreed a £31million deal to sign the Sweden international centre-back and the Old Trafford club say the deal is now subject to international clearance, the agreement of personal terms and a medical, which will take place next week.

Wilkins though, a former United midfielder for five years in the early 1980s, is not impressed with the signing of the 22-year-old and believes Jose Mourinho should have signed Burnley’s Michael Keane, who has also been linked with a return to the club.

“We’ve got young Keane has done exceptionally well at Burnley, we’re looking to bring him back at Manchester United for £28m, all of a sudden Lindelof is 30 [million],” Wilkins told Sky Sports.

“Now, when we bring someone in from Europe, it always starts with a three. This guy has done nothing. Absolutely nothing.

“Yet Keane has played a season exceptionally well in the Premier League, but we’re talking £25m. This guy’s coming in at £32m, £33m. Can he do it? We know Keane can, yet we’re prepared to spend.

“It always starts with a three, or a four, or a five. No one gets anything cheap from Europe because it’s the Premier League.”

Wilkins, 60, a former assistant manager at Chelsea has been blasted on Twitter for the comments and when you consider that Lindelof has won three league titles and three domestic cups in Portugal as well as winning the European Under-21 championship with Sweden in 2015, the comments are bizarre.
Lindelof also has 12 caps for the national side and is set to be the mainstay of their team at the World Cup next year, should they qualify

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