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Lindelof insists he is ‘happy’ at Manchester United amid Barcelona interest

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof says he is ‘very, very happy’ to be at the club, amid reported interest from Barcelona.

The Swedish defender has emerged as a surprise target for the Spanish champions, having overcome a difficult start to life in Manchester to become first-choice centre-back at Old Trafford.

The 24-year-old’s impressive performances have seen him linked with a switch to Spain, with his agent recently saying his client was ‘in the orbit of a great European club’.

However, speaking at a press conference in Perth, Australia, the defender has reaffirmed his commitment to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side.

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“I’m very, very happy to be a Manchester United player and I’m really looking forward to this season to start and very happy here,” said Lindelof.

“That’s my answer to that.

“I always felt like a Manchester United player but last season was a better season for me, I performed better than I did in my first.

“I’m happy that people think that [he’s the best central defender at the club].

“I’m just trying to do my best every day and that’s what I work hard for every day to help the team and the club, so yeah.”

United are in the market for another centre-back this summer, with Harry Maguire said to have asked Leicester to leave, although the Foxes are set to demand a world record £80 million fee.

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