Cape Town - Manchester
United boss Jose Mourinho praised Victor Lindelof for his agility which
has allowed the defender to adapt to playing in a back-three.
The off-season signing from Benfica initially struggled in defence
for United and had to wait until October 14 to make his Premier League
debut after coming on as a late substitute in the goalless draw at
Lindelof had previously only featured in the UEFA Champions League
and EFL Cup for Mourinho's side up until that point, although injuries
in defence saw him start the last three league games.
The Sweden international put in a good performance at Vicarage Road
on Tuesday as the Red Devils beat Watford 4-2 to record their third win
on the spin.
Mourinho was impressed with how Lindelof coped against the tricky
Richarlison, who registered five goals and three assists in 13
top-flight outings for the Hornets prior to the visit of the Red Devils.
"I think Richarlison is a very good player and a difficult player to
play against but Victor is very fast," the Portuguese coach told MUTV.
"He has adapted to play centrally but also to go to the sides because
he's got the agility that many of the central defenders don't have. I
think it was another very positive performance by Victor."