Lindegaard sets sights high

30 January 2011 03:00
Anders Lindegaard has declared his intention to succeed Edwin van der Sar as Manchester United number one by stating: "I am not here just to sit and pick my nose." Lindegaard realised a lifelong dream by making his United debut in Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup win at Southampton. Having moved to Old Trafford just two months earlier from Aalesund, the 26-year-old looked certain to start behind Van der Sar and Tomasz Kuszczak in the goalkeeping pecking order. But having been selected ahead of Kuszczak on Saturday - just 48 hours after Van der Sar announced he would retire at the end of the season - a meteoric rise for Lindegaard suddenly does not appear pie in the sky. He certainly does not lack confidence, having recently usurped Thomas Sorensen as Denmark number one, and he now wants his United career to follow the same pattern. He told MUTV: "I have a taste for more. Everyone wants to play at this club. I am no different. I dream of playing. I am not here just to sit and pick my nose."

Source: PA

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