Victor Lindelof admits to having “never really looked” at the new contract Manchester United place to him in September 2019, with the Swede Sign signing on as he desires to spend “many more years” at old Trafford.
Having overcome a slow begin to his time in
England to become a longtime part of the Red Devils’ first team, recent terms were in agreement early within the current campaign.
Lindelof is currently tied to United through to the summer of 2024.
The 25-year-old center-half is delighted to have committed his long-run future to the club and admits he required very little convincing once the chance arose to place pen to paper.
He told United’s official podcast: “When they offered me a brand new contract it absolutely was very, very straightforward for me. I never really checked out [the contract]. I simply took up the pen and signed it.
“I’m very happy here and that i wish to be here for several more years to return and that i know that I will become a stronger player here.
“I know the club will facilitate me and that i wish to remain here for a lot of years and hopefully we will win some trophies moreover. That’s my main goal.”
Lindelof was snapped up from Benfica back in 2017 in an exceedingly deal that might end up being value £40 million ($52m).
A move to old Trafford had been mooted for a few time, with than Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho wanting to bring another ball-playing option into his ranks.
Lindelof did his best to avoid being fixed in the transfer hype however concedes that he was always hoping to see an agreement reached with United.
He added: “When United wished to sign me, i believe it was in January . Things didn’t happen, however I knew they wanted me.
“I wanted to focus on my soccer because I wished to win the title and the cups and everything [with Benfica]. I’ve always been mentally robust, that i believe is why i was able to keep it up.
“I just carried on, unbroken operating hard and told my agent, ‘As shortly as the season is at an end, you can come back to me and tell me what’s happening.’
“In those previous few months of the season, we won each game within the league and therefore the Portuguese Cup moreover. it absolutely was an excellent finish for me to win those trophies.
“After the last game, my agent called me immediately and explained matters [with United].”
Lindelof has gone on to take in ninety three appearances for the club and can be hoping to secure his 1st silverware in 2020 as the Red Devils chase down carabao Cup, FA Cup, and europa League honors.