Victor Lindelof said he has nothing bad to say about former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as he praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for bringing “presence” to Old Trafford.
Mourinho was sacked in December amid reports of dressing-room unrest and replaced by United favourite Solskjaer, who has only tasted defeat once in all competitions.
Lindelof was brought to United by Mourinho in 2017 but the Sweden defender found himself in and out of the team under the Portuguese boss, who wanted to sign a new centre-back before his departure.
The 24-year-old Lindelof has since established himself in Solskjaer’s starting XI and earned rave reviews for his performances, and the Swede insisted there is no bad blood with Mourinho.
“Look, I will be always grateful to Jose,” Lindelof told the Daily Mail. “He bought me. I have nothing bad to say about him. When he wanted to buy other defenders, it was OK. I like the competition. You don’t improve without it.
“I am lucky. I am mentally strong and can shut it all out. You want things to go well at a new club but life isn’t that easy. So if you play badly you have to work more.”