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The life of a footballer's wife is very glamorous – but there is an expectation to live up to the reputation.
That is according to the wife of Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof, who celebrates his 28th birthday today, Sunday July 17. The Swedish defender has been in Manchester since his move from Benfica in 2017 – and his partner Maja Nilsson has been there every step of the way.
And while the stunning blonde no doubts benefits from her husband playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world, that hasn't stopped her from opening up about the downfalls. Not long after Lindelof moved to England, the marketing expert and blogger seemed to suggest that players are under pressure to buy boxes at Old Trafford for friends and family.
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Mrs Lindelof even claimed that the prices – which cost between £24,000 and £81,600 a season to hire – are disgusting. In her Swedish podcast, Livet Pa Laktaren (Life in the Stands), she said: "Here the players have the option to rent a box and I'm not even going to tell you for how much but a disgusting amount of money.
"And if you don't buy one you're considered to be a loser." She added: "But having a box is wonderful because you have your own waiter."
Maja is no stranger to speaking out, and has previously vented her frustration at being called a WAG. As well as working as an expert in marketing, she is a blogger, a writer, and hosts her own podcast.
She wrote: “I am so sick and tired of people trying to make me smaller. Tired of people not knowing what’s important in life.
"I am an entrepreneur. I have my own company and soon I will start one more." She admitted Lindelof does support her and added: “If that is with money or love is none of your business.”
Lindelof is currently gearing up for the new season at Manchester United, where they are preparing for their first campaign under new manager Erik ten Hag. The Swedish centre-back has his work cut out to secure a regular spot, with competition from the likes of Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane and Eric Bailly, while Lisandro Martinez is expected to join from Ajax.
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