Lindelof in line for new ‘double your money deal’

Sweden international defender was courted by Barcelona during the summer.

In Summary

• The 25-year-old has recovered after a shaky start to his Old Trafford career.

• Lindelof seen as ideal defensive partner for £80m new signing Harry Maguire

Manchester United's Victor Lindelof receives instructions from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United's Victor Lindelof receives instructions from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Manchester United are ready to reward defender Victor Lindelof with a double-your-money contract extension worth £150,000 a week, according to the Daily Mirror.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Lindelof to form a long-term central defensive partnership with £80million new signing Harry Maguire. Lindelof and Maguire formed an impressive understanding in their first outing together, Sunday’s 4-0 rout of Chelsea .

The 25-year-old Sweden international, a £30m signing from Benfica in 2017, has recovered after a shaky start to his Old Trafford career and was courted by Barcelona this summer. Lindelof has two years left on his current £75,000-a-week deal, with an option for an extra 12 months.

United are ready to offer Lindelof a three year extension worth £150,000-a-week that would keep him at Old Trafford until 2025.