Mourinho targets Lindelof to bolster United defence

Personal terms with the player himself also seem to have been laid out, with the rising talent set to sign a five and a half year contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2022.

United have not commented but Vitoria said: "If there are exits we will find solutions". "Let's see where we finish, I don't want to say fourth, because I think we can do better than fourth".

Another day, another rumour linking Manchester United with Swedish prodigy Victor Lindelof.

"It's something we believe, and is something the players are very happy with, and it's something we didn't change because the results were not good".

"I can not say this season is to build a team, this season is to play well, this season doesn't matter if you finish fourth or seventh".

The forward signed a new deal this summer at Atletico, but Manchester United are said to be monitoring his situation. Players such as Monaco's Fabinho, Everton's Seamus Coleman, Benfica starlet Nelson Semedo and budget option Rick Karsdorp from Feyenoord have been mooted as possible options.

Following a rough October in which they drew three times in the Premier League and were hammered by Chelsea, things are looking good again at Old Trafford. Lindelof came in to replace them and he was then considered as not only an adequate replacement for his more senior team-mates, but actually an upgrade.

"The attacking wing positions we have not just a few wingers but also people who can play there: we can add (Marcus) Rashford and (Wayne) Rooney to players like (Jesse) Lingard, (Juan) Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Memphis Depay, (Anthony) Martial and Ashley Young. I'm loving that feeling a lot".

"They are being super supportive with me, and always gave me the feeling that three years is not the time I am going to stay here, I always had the feeling that I am going to stay for more time". Jose promised four players in the summer and signed the four of them, making him the right man in the eyes of every United supporter.

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