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Benfica boss Rui Vitoria backs Victor Lindelof to shine at Man United

Alejandro Moreno says Manchester United played like a mid-table side in their scoreless draw at Liverpool.

Victor Lindelof has endured a stuttering start at Manchester United but Benfica manager Rui Vitoria has no doubt he will flourish under Jose Mourinho.

The Sweden centre-back had long been a target for United, who forked out an initial £30.75 million to bring him in from the Portuguese champions during the summer.

Things have not started smoothly for Lindelof, though.

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Expected to go straight into Mourinho's starting lineup, the 23-year-old is being eased in due to the rigours and demands of Premier League football.

However, Benfica boss Vitoria is confident his former charge will come good at Old Trafford having seen him shine under his tutelage in Portugal.

"He is a very high quality player, he has been playing with Jose Mourinho,'' Vitoria said ahead of facing Lindelof in Wednesday's Champions League Group A encounter.

"Of course when you move from the Portuguese championship to an English championship, so there is a phase, a stage of adaptation.

"But I do foresee that in the future Lindelof will be a player of Jose Mourinho's team.

"He has a lot of value, he is very cold, very competitive and ha as great deal of quality.''


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