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‘When you play for this club there is always going to be people criticising you’: Victor Lindelof shrugs off Jose Mourinho’s comments after former manager had said the centre half could be ‘bullied’ by attackers

  • Ex-Man United boss Jose Mourinho had slammed Victor Lindelof’s aerial ability 
  • The Portuguese tactician believes the Swede can be ‘bullied’ by attackers 
  • But Lindelof has admitted that he isn’t fazed by Mourinho’s scathing comment 
  • He told Sky Sports: ‘For me it has never been a problem, I’m a very easy guy’
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Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has waved away former boss Jose Mourinho’s criticism.

The Old Trafford side fell to a 2-0 defeat against West Ham, and the Portuguese tactician highlighted Lindelof’s vulnerability in the air as a major area of concern during the game’s television coverage.

But speaking to Sky Sports, Lindelof suggested he had taken no notice of Mourinho’s comments.

Manchester United's Victor Lindelof admitted he took no notice of Jose Mourinho's criticism

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Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof admitted he took no notice of Jose Mourinho’s criticism

He said: ‘For me it has never been a problem, I’m a very easy guy.

‘There is always going to be someone talking or someone else. When you play for this club there is always going to be people criticising you and the way you play.

‘Even when I play good there is someone criticising me for something. It’s part of the job, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

‘I’m just trying to do my thing and I don’t focus on those things. I didn’t even notice, or know about it, before you told me. That’s how I live my life and focus on my things.’

Ex-United manager Jose Mourinho had said he believes Lindelof can be 'bullied' by attackers

Ex-United manager Jose Mourinho had said he believes Lindelof can be 'bullied' by attackers

Ex-United manager Jose Mourinho had said he believes Lindelof can be ‘bullied’ by attackers

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The Swedish international has recently penned a new deal until at least June 2024, and explained that he has become accustomed to the pressure that comes with representing the top flight giants.

He added: ‘If you are playing for Manchester United [scrutiny] is part of it. If you do not perform you hear about it, it’s quite normal.

‘I could see my future here so that’s why I signed a new contract – I’m really happy about that. We have a good thing going and I still want to win the big trophies with this club, that has been my goal since I signed.’