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Victor Lindelof set for new Manchester United contract and huge pay rise

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Victor Lindelof is in line for a new contract (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof is set to be offered a new contract with a substantial pay rise, having nailed down his position in central defence alongside Harry Maguire.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to have settled on his first choice back four, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw taking the full-back slots.

The Norwegian is hoping that Lindelof and Maguire can forge a successful partnership at centre-back for years to come, and as such, he wants them tied down to contracts of similar length.

Maguire, who arrived from Leicester City this summer, is on a deal that runs till until 2025 (including a one-year extension option), as is Wan-Bissaka, having signed from Crystal Palace during the transfer window.

However, Lindelofs contract currently expires in 2022 and Solskjaer wants to secure his services for as long as the new arrivals in defence, reports the Sun.

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Solskjaer has expressed his desire to maintain a settled back line, saying: Your team will always play better if youre settled, have a good foundation and youre not conceding goals.

I think the good teams I played in always had a strong base with the keeper and a settled back line.

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The 25-year-old would not only see his future secured, but would see his wages doubled to around £150,000-a-week at Old Trafford.

Lindelof has started all four Premier League games so far this season for United, and twice over the international break for Sweden.

However, the defender was far from happy with his and his teams performance in a 1-1 draw with Norway on Sunday.

I think I played a lousy game, he told VG. I have high standards. I think I just had two passes forward. I should have controlledRead More – Source