Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof says the added competition for places following Raphael Varane’s summer arrival is ‘great’ for the club and could help drive them to Premier League glory this season.
Varane joined United off the back of a stellar 10-year spell at Spanish giants Real Madrid where he helped the team win three La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies among many other honours.
As a result of Varane’s arrival, Lindelof, who was a mainstay in the United defence last term alongside club captain Harry Maguire, could find it difficult to get in the starting line up.
However, the Swedish international believes the acquisition of the French international is only a good thing for the club as they seek to win the Premier League title for the first time since 2013.
‘I think it’s great. I play in one of the world’s biggest clubs, it’s clear that you want good players. It’ll always be a competitive situation. I only see it as positive that we get good players into the club,’ he told Swedish outlet Football Direkt.
‘It will only develop us, for my own part I see no problem with it. Sometimes I may not play a match, but for me, it does absolutely nothing.
‘I have played a lot the last two years and last year I had big back problems and played with pain.
‘I think the squad looks very good. It feels good, we have a good atmosphere in the team and the Premier League is always a tough league. But we will do everything we can to win the title. That is the goal.’
United, who have been without Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani for the start of the season, have started with two wins and a draw in the English top flight and still have to welcome a certain Cristiano Ronaldo to their squad after the international break.
They play host to Newcastle in their next League fixture on September 11th, looking to build on a solid start to the campaign.
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