Victor Lindelof could be handed central midfield role, suggests Jose Mourinho

Victor Lindelof could be handed central midfield role, suggests Jose Mourinho

Matic joined United last month in a £40 million move and Scholes has welcomed the signing of the Serbian midfielder, who helped Chelsea to win the Premier League title last season. "But I am happy for him that he scored a goal after that and I'm sure that he will continue to score goals and that he will score many this season", Matic added.

The Serb was one of Chelsea's most consistent talents as they swept to the Premier League title in manager Antonio Conte's first season in charge.

Lampard has no doubt that Matic's arrival will make United stronger.

"We can but we can also play with four in the back", he said.

Nemanja Matic is clearly an upgrade for Manchester United in an area that was a problem for them, especially with Michael Carrick getting older.

"It amazes me, why would you sell Matic to Manchester United?".

The 23-year-old is not the finished article, but his energy and physical presence make his flawless for the Premier League.

"When a player leaves a club, you do not normally see a manager speak so glowingly about them", the former England global told Sky Sports.

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Fellow summer signing Lindelof struggled at times in a United defence that was missing several players through injury or suspension against Zinedine Zidane's Champions League winners.

"He brings aggression to United's midfield, which is something they've been lacking".

"Pogba teased us previous year".

I know he was at Juventus but I don't think he was ever completely their No. 1 striker, slightly in and out at different times. So I don't think he'll be a huge loss to them.

"It's a hard job to play against a team who dominate possession", Mourinho said.

"I think both the Manchester sides are the teams to beat this year".

Almost 12 months on from his then world record transfer from Juventus, Pogba has emerged as a leader within Mourinho's squad and will certainly be looking to push on this season.

"Once he gets into that, and comfortable with the surroundings - and the magnitude of what's expected of him - he'll be a good signing".

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