Former Manchester United star Jesper Blomqvist believes that Victor Lindelof is the ‘perfect player’ for José Mourinho’s side, yet it may take him some time to settle in England.
Lindelof is yet to make an appearance in the Premier League since his summer switch from Benfica, and is seemingly getting the same treatment that Henrikh Mkhitaryan saw for large portions of the 2016/17 campaign.
Despite his lack of playing time, Blomqvist believes his fellow Swede will benefit from this settling-in period, and will become a key player for the Red Devils in years to come.
“I think it’s definitely one step up to come here to Manchester United for everybody and the situation with the competition for places is really tough,” Blomqvist told reporters, as per Goal.
“The guys that he’s competing against now have been here longer and have been slowly adapting, getting more and more ready every year so I think he needs a bit more time as well but I still believe in him.
“He shouldn’t feel too much stress really, I know it’s pressure especially because he was brought in for so much money but he should take his time a little bit.
“He’s a little bit young, but I believe a lot in him but he’ll be better when he gets acclimatised.”
Blomqvist went on to emphasise that his compatriot could evolve into the perfect Manchester United player.
“I feel like he’s a perfect fit for central defender but can also play on the right,” he added. “He’s very comfortable with the ball, he likes to play from the back and is very fast so he can be good one against one as well.
“I definitely feel he’s the perfect player for United but it takes time. If you look at the other players here now all of them have taken some time.
“I felt it too, always when you come to a big club like this there’s so much going on around and it’s not as easy to get into the club, into the team, because it’s more spread out than in a smaller club so it takes a longer time if you’re not Dwight Yorke or somebody who just fits in everywhere and just never feels any pressure and really eases in.”