Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho says new signing Victor Lindelof will have “more opportunities to play” this season.
However, the Portuguese has also claimed that the defender – who only joined the club this summer – still needs ‘time and no pressure for his evolution’.
Victor Lindelof has struggled for a regular run of games since then, but did play in the Champions League win against Basel and the Carabao Cup victory over Burton.
And, speaking ahead of Wednesday’s clash against CSKA Moscow, Mourinho insists he will be patient with the defender.
“Victor will be given time and no pressure for his evolution,” he said in his pre-match press conference.
“He has a very specific position on the pitch and I was saying he needs time, he needs time and he will be given time but also opportunities.
“Because just time and no opportunities to play then the evolution gets slower.
“He needs time, no pressure, but also he needs oppprtunities. The fact that he played against Basel and then against Burton then in the future he’s going to have more opportunities to play.
“He will prove step by step that he is ready to play.”