Jose Mourinho has praised new Manchester United signing Victor Lindelof who arrived from Benifica in a £31m deal. The 22-year-old Swedish defender penned a four year deal with the Red Devils.

“Victor is a very talented young player, who has a great future ahead of him at United.

“Our season last year showed us that we need options and quality to add depth to the squad and Victor is the first to join us this summer. I know that our fantastic group of players will welcome him as one of us.”

Lindelof has been a long-time target for the Red Devils and arrived in Manchester fresh from international duty where his country Sweden were held to a 1-1 draw against Norway on Tuesday night.

Speaking with the club's official website, he said “I am thrilled to be joining Manchester United. I have enjoyed my time at Benfica enormously and I have learned a lot there. But I’m looking forward to playing in the Premier League at Old Trafford and for José Mourinho.

“I’m keen to get started and make my contribution to the team’s efforts to win more trophies.”

Lindelof could be one of three or four high-profile acquisitions at Old Trafford this summer.