5 things you didn't know about Manchester United's new signing Victor Lindelof

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United will pay around £30million for the 22-year-old.

"It goes without saying the Premier League and England is a completely different culture and he will have to handle that".

Lindelof came up from the Benfica youth academy, moving to Benfica B and then finally the main team in 2013. Champions League football will help, but fans need to be patient and the club have to continue to rebuild slowly. Although he isn't a renowned name around the world, managers have had their eyes turned by the glowing reports they've received from their scouts as well as from the player's teammates. He was also part of the side that won the European Under-21 Championship with Sweden in 2015.

ARSENAL are keeping close tabs on Chris Smalling - as Victor Lindelof prepares to finalise his Manchester United move today. The 24-year-old English centre-back wants regular playing time next season as he looks to seal a berth in England's squad for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation. In 2016, he was one of the best defenders in the division, delivering a string of impressive and consistent displays.

But United agreed to let him remain in Portugal in return for being able to sign him once the season had finished.

The defender could now stay at Turf Moor for the final year of his contract in a bid to maintain his chances of playing for England at next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

The Swede has been previously praised by his compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who said that "Lindelof was ready to play for big clubs".

It's tempting to think that in buying Lindelof to play with Bailly, Mourinho is attempting to create a new version of what was perhaps United's finest center back partnership of the modern era in Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. The criticism of him for some time was that his lack of pace was never quite offset by his excellent positioning and anticipation - unfortunately, though, he became prone a year ago to some of the same lapses that beset Smalling and Jones. It also helps that he's good with his feet and has a great eye for a pass. Only Mourinho knows and time will tell.

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