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Victor Lindelöf held ‘very good’ conversation with Sweden manager after key decision made



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Manchester United defender Victor Lindelöf had a ‘very good’ conversation with Sweden manager Jon Dahl Tomasson in England.

The manager confirmed this when speaking to the media ahead of the upcoming international break. It will be the first time he will be spending time with the squad following taking the job.

Lindelöf has been the captain of his country since 2021, and it is unknown whether he will continue in that role under Dahl Tomasson.

The new Sweden boss confirmed that he will be making his own decision on the captaincy and has now revealed that he has come to a conclusion in terms of the armband.

However, the 47-year-old refused to reveal the name to the media until he has told the entire squad. Though, he did add that he has spoken to Lindelöf after travelling to England to meet with the United defender.

“I have decided. But the unfortunate answer is that I will not tell you yet. The players should know first. It’s the right way to do things,” he said, when asked about the Sweden captain.

“I’m a bit sad that I can’t give you the answer. But I met Lindelöf in England, and we had a very good conversation. We talked about many things.” 

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Lindelöf and the entire Sweden team will be hoping that the new manager will be be able to improve their situation. They failed to qualify for the European Championships this summer.

The defender is also focused on helping United finish this difficult season strongly. He has recently praised two of the academy graduates at Carrington.

Speaking on fellow defender Willy Kambwala, Lindelöf said: “Well, I think he’s a great talent, obviously very young, but I think he’s got a great future ahead of him and I think when it comes to players like that, it’s just, you know, talking to them and making them understand what they have to do.

“Obviously you reach this level now, but when you get to this level, then this is when the real hard work begins. He’s a very, very good guy and he’s got the right mentality. So I’m not really worried about that. I think he’s got a great future ahead of him.”

Asked about midfield talent Kobbie Mainoo, the Swede added: “He’s a fantastic player and a very, very smart young player. You know, he’s got the right mentality and the same there – I think the best thing for him is just stay calm and, you know, listen to obviously the older players and try to learn as much as possible and pick up a few things. But then as well, just be yourself and express yourself on the pitch.”