According to BBC, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has changed his mind regarding Victor Lindelof transfer.
The Benfica defender was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United. But the latest news reports suggest that United’s pursuit of Lindelof has taken a new twist.
On Wednesday, Simon Stone reported on the BBC that Manchester United are no longer interested in signing Lindelof in the January transfer window.
Stone is a reputed journalist, who is also well connected at Old Trafford. In fact, he was also the first journalist to report on Louis van Gaal sacking, meaning his reliability regarding the latest news can’t be easily questioned.
In recent weeks, many Portuguese media outlets confirmed that Lindelof will be joining Manchester United. A couple of days ago, some newspapers even reported that the player will wear the number two jersey at United.
However, the latest news from BBC suggests that Jose Mourinho has dropped his interest in signing the 22-year-old. The recent form of Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones seems to have made an impact in this decision.
Stone wrote: “The form of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo in central defence has persuaded manager Jose Mourinho he does not need to buy. The Portuguese also has cover at centre-back in Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Daley Blind.”