Man UtD boss Jose Mourinho has described the reaction of the parents of his team-mate Victor Lindelof following his move from Real Madrid as “disappointing”.
The Portuguese’s agent told ESPN FC that the decision by the club’s board to release the 26-year-old midfielder had not gone down well with the player.
“I would like to express my disappointment and to say that this is disappointing and hurtful,” he said.
“The decision to release Victor Lindelo from Real, which has been confirmed by his parents, is a big blow to him and his family.
I think this will only make it worse.”
The move, which was initially announced on Wednesday morning, came as Lindelold’s contract with the English club was set to expire on June 30.
“We are aware of the news and have spoken with Victor’s parents, who have not been involved in the decision,” the club said in a statement.
“Victor has made his decision to leave Real Madrid.
He has informed his team and we are awaiting his decision.
We wish him all the best.”
Lindelof joined Real Madrid from Barcelona in a £32 million deal in 2012, and has won four Champions League titles and five Spanish titles.
He was also named as one of the best young players of the past two years by FIFA.