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Victor Lindelof proud to make his Manchester United debut against LA Galaxy

Victor Lindelof proud to make his Manchester United debut against LA Galaxy

So far this summer, Romelu Lukaku moved to Manchester United from Everton for £75million, Arsenal broke their transfer record to sign Alexandre Lacazette and Man City made Kyle Walker the most expensive defender of all-time.

But among the incoming players to the Premier League, nobody really batted an eyelid when United paid £30m to sign Victor Lindelof from Benfica. Vasteras originally sold Lindelof to Benfica in 2011 when he was just 17 years old and also negotiated a clause in the transfer that they would receive a portion of any future sale of the player.

And the club's chairwoman Christina Liffner is pretty pleased. What does that cost per year?

"My first week has been very good". The third was when he had played 10 senior games for the Portuguese team.

He's a very good player so we're happy for him to be able to score today, ' he said when asked about Rashford's performance after the game.

"It is the first game and I am really looking forward to playing more games". But the club was still happy to settle for less than nothing.

With Lindelof being signed for such a small fee originally, Benfica probably thought at the time that the Swedish defender's next sale wouldn't be for such a significant price, which is why they were so desperate to go back to the negotiating table.

"We are definitely not going to go out and speculate, but if we got one percent (interest) or even a half, on a considerable sum of money, that's still more money", she said. There of course is some risk as in Lindelof's case, it can provide the original club with a much bigger payday than agreeing to a transfer fee that comes upfront.

"We have trained for five days and in these five days we trained for two days in the relation to this system [three at the back]", Mourinho said at the weekend. "We can put aside that much in a special account that can only be used for that".