Lindelof didn’t get a lot of a look-in below Mourinho at Manchester United final season.

Nevertheless, after a fast enchancment over the previous few weeks, the Swede has consolidated a beginning spot within the coronary heart of Mourinho’s defence.

And in keeping with ESPN, Mourinho wished to convey Lindelof to Chelsea throughout his second stint on the helm at Stamford Bridge between 2013 and 2015.

Nevertheless, after getting the sack in December 2015, Mourinho needed to wait till June 2016 to lastly land his man.

Lindelof may although ne set for a spell on the sidelines after selecting up a thigh damage on worldwide responsibility.

Having been in good type in latest weeks, the information will come as a blow to Mourinho.

Lindelof credited the Portuguese tactician for his enchancment.

“Ever since I got here, he’s been essential to me,” the defender stated.

“He talks to me, tries to assist me, he offers me – how do you say it in English… to enhance my recreation and stuff like that.

“He’s been essential.

“I believe he’s been implausible and I’m very pleased to have him as a coach.

“I’ve been taking part in lots of video games for the reason that begin of the season, I’m simply making an attempt to maintain on going and doing one of the best for the workforce.

“In the mean time I really feel good – my physique is recent.”

United return to motion at dwelling to Crystal Palace on Saturday (3pm).

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