Jose Mourinho speaks out about Victor Lindelof's role at Manchester United

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In his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday's Premier League opener against West Ham at Old Trafford, the boss spoke at length about why Matic was his ideal signing for the Reds.

United have spent £146million on Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof but Mourinho still wants a wide player. We are much better organised at every level.

But the United boss thought that was the impossible dream - until a surprise phonecall told him that he had finally got his man. But after two windows I have a good group and a football club much better equipped.

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Mourinho says the Serb's consistency is what makes him a victor, explaining: "He is one of those players where there are no question marks with him".

He's one of those players who gives me consistency which is what I like. We are going to try to win the title.

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Excellent at breaking up play, Matic averaged three defensive actions per game in the Premier League last season, while he was successful with 88% of the passes that he attempted. "I'm on fire", he exclaimed before vowing: "But I will behave on the touchline!" "It's the way I trust the player is going to perform, so I think it was a fantastic signing for us". "They can still be like new players for us later in the season, so we are fine".

He said: "To buy lots of good players is important". That is normal but not enough, ' he stresses. Yes, I thought that. Better squads are better equipped to win the title.

"I think Tottenham, without any spending, are equipped to win because they have a fantastic team, fantastic manager, great stability". I want the Champions League to start. Becoming the first United manager to finish on top of the pile since Sir Alex Ferguson is great motivation for someone with his pride and ego, and numerous troubles that afflicted his first season, despite winning two cup trophies, have disappeared. "I think the competition can be better than ever".

Lindelof may have endured a hard opening period in a red shirt, and as a 23-year-old coming from a comparatively slower league we ought to be sympathetic towards that.

"And that's something I really like in players - consistency". I want the Champions League to start.

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