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(Video) Victor Lindelof explains why he’s nicknamed the ‘Iceman’ and admits he nearly played a different sport

Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof has revealed the backstory behind why his team-mates call him the ‘Iceman’ and has admitted he could have been a professional ice hockey player.

Lindelof, 26, joined United in 2017 from Benfica in a transfer which cost the Reds’ hierarchy £31.5m, as per Transfermarkt.

Since his arrival in Manchester three-years ago, the Swede has featured in a total of 127 matches in all competitions, however, in a recent interview with the BBC, the 26-year-old revealed he could have been a professional in another sport.

When explaining why he is nicknamed the ‘Iceman’, Lindelof said: “I like to play ice hockey.

“My brothers play as well. It’s a sport that I love.

“In a different world, maybe I could have tried to become professional in that as well.

“I got the oppotuntity once to play with the Manchester Storm here in Manchester and that was a lot of fun.

“I hadn’t been on the ice for quite a time so it was very fun to be out there with the guys and to skate around a little bit.”

Pictures courtesy of BBC

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