Manchester United have secured the future of another key first team member. Following the long-awaited re-signing of David De Gea, United have now agreed on a contract extension for center back Victor Lindelöf. The Swede has renewed his contract until June 2024, with the option to extend a further year. Lindelöf had an underwhelming start to life at United since signing for the club in 2017, but has noticeably settled and improved in the last 12 months or so.
By the end of last season, Lindelöf had established himself as United’s top center back, and Harry Maguire’s record arrival in the summer was meant to form the defensive partnership that should be the bedrock of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team. The manager had this to say:
“Victor has established himself here and has become a very important part of our team. He brings calmness on the pitch and I can see that he is determined to help this club and to be successful here.
“I’m extremely happy that he has committed his future to Manchester United. We’re all looking forward to working together to deliver the success and get United back to where we know the club belongs.”
Lindelöf sounded pleased to have extended his stay at the club (and to have gotten himself a nice raise, no doubt):
“Since the day I arrived at United it has felt like home. I have grown significantly both as a player and as a person in the last two years and for that I am grateful to everyone at the club for their help and support. I love playing football and my aim now is to help the team to win trophies and repay the fans for their unrivalled support.”
Lindelöf now joins De Gea, Anthony Martial, and Marcus Rashford in signing new contracts in 2019. With Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka only having signed with the club this summer, it means that only Paul Pogba of the core first team members is yet to commit his future to United.