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ESPN FC  By ESPN

Victor Lindelof happy with Manchester United start but 'wants to play'

Victor Lindelof says he is happy with his start to life at Manchester United, despite failing to play a minute during the first three games of the Premier League season.

Lindelof, 23, was signed from Benfica for €35 million on a four-year contract but has been kept out of the starting XI by Phil Jones and Eric Bailly, who have helped United make a perfect start to the campaign.

The Sweden international is not concerned about his lack of playing time just yet as he adjusts to life in England, but he is targeting a place in the team longer-term.

"It's been good," Lindelof told VNL when asked about his start at United. "The initial period is very important to get to know the club and everything around it, all the players, coaches and the system. So it's been a very important time for me.

"Of course you always want to play, but the competition is tough with very good players so we'll see what happens. But of course you always want to play."

Lindelof is enjoying life under Jose Mourinho and hopes to become a better player under the two-time Champions League-winning manager.

He said: "We have good talks, he's a very good coach and I think I will develop enormously under him. So it feels good."

Asked about Mourinho's decision not to select him so far, Lindelof said: "I don't know. I've just arrived at the club, I've been there for less than two months. So it's a process. The last week of training went very well and I feel I'm getting into it more and more."

Former Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic will soon join Lindelof in the United squad and he is excited to link up with his countryman.

"It's great to have the chance to play with him again and very important for the club to get such a quality player," he said. "That's going to be great, he's important both on and off the pitch."

Mattias Karen contributed to this report.

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