Mourinho: Lindelof link is standard

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes the reports linking the club with a move for Benfica’s Victor Lindelof is to be expected.

Mourinho explained that he has always been linked, by the Portuguese media, with players who ply their trade in his home country, and that it is normal.

The Red Devils boss revealed that he usually prefers to do his business in the summer transfer window, but didn't rule out signing one player in January.

"In Portugal, the front pages say every player in Portugal now is coming to Manchester United. It's normal," Mourinho told Sky Sports. "A few seasons ago, every player from Portugal was going to Chelsea, going to Real Madrid. It's normal with the connection.

"But I like my squad. I believe more in the summer market than in the winter window. More time, more choice, I think it's better. But let's see what happens.

"If we buy a player, we buy a player — we're not buying two, three or four. If we open the door for someone to leave, it's not because we push him, it's because he really wants to leave. For me, I am more than happy to keep the players."