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14th Jun 2017

Manchester United fans are having fun guessing Victor Lindelof’s best lookalikes

Paul Moore

Some of these are mad.

Manchester United fans will be delighted to hear that the club have officially signed Swedish defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica on a four-year deal.

The 22-year-old arrived at Manchester United’s Aon Training Complex on Wednesday morning after the two clubs agreed a fee which is believed to be €35 million euros (£30.75m).

We’ve no doubt that United fans have been furiously looking at YouTube to see some of his highlights, but Jose Mourinho knows exactly what he has on his hands.

“Victor is a very talented young player, who has a great future ahead of him at United. Our season last year showed us that we need options and quality to add depth to the squad and Victor is the first to join us this summer. I know that our fantastic group of players will welcome him as one of us,” he said.

Lindelof added: “I am thrilled to be joining Manchester United. I have enjoyed my time at Benfica enormously and I have learned a lot there. But I’m looking forward to playing in the Premier League at Old Trafford and for Jose Mourinho. I’m keen to get started and make my contribution to the team’s efforts to win more trophies.”

Granted, the fact that the defender no longer has his head shaved might have thrown a few football supporters, but it appears that United fans are happy to play a guessing game about who the Swede reminds them of.

Can you imagine the tenacity of Ramsay Bolton, Toni Kroos’ passing ability, Andrei Kanchelskis’ pace and the commanding authority of Willem Dafoe?