Victor Lindelof says he's happy warming Man Utd bench after Raphael Varane transfer and reveals secret injury

VICTOR LINDELOF will likely lose his spot in Manchester United's first team following the arrival of mega-star Raphael Varane.

But the Swede has no issues with Varane replacing him in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's back-four, and even welcomed the ex-Real Madrid ace's arrival.

Because Lindelof, who started United's first two Premier League games this season, feels Varane will help him and the United squad get better.

And that's what is supposed to be at a club like United's, Lindelof claimed.

Speaking to Afton Bladet, the 27-year-old said: "I think it's really good. I play in one of the biggest clubs in the world, so of course you want good players.

"There will always be a situation of competition. I see it as a positive that we have an influx of good players joining the club.

“It will help us to develop further, and for myself I see no issue with that.

"Sometimes I won't play games, but for me that's alright."


The time on the bench may even be a good resting period for the defender who revealed he's recently been recovering from a back injury.

Lindelof managed to battle through 29 games for United last season and even scored once in spite of the back issues he's had for the past two years.

He added: "I have played a lot during these last two years, and last year I had major issues with my back and played with pain.

“The back feels good now, there shouldn't be any issues, but I don't think I will play 50, 60 games."

Lindelof got to see Varane arrive at Old Trafford in style as he was unveiled before the club's faithful before their Prem opener against Leeds.

The 28-year-old finally made his Red Devils debut last Sunday in the club's 1-0 win over Wolves.

Varane started the match with Maguire by his side, in what football pundit Ian Wright reckons will be a frightening duo this season.

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