Lindegaard is intent on replacing Edwin Van der Sar in the long term should the Dutchman retire in the summer as Sir Alex Ferguson has suggested.
There is speculation United are keen to bring in a top-class goalkeeper but the Dane, who previously played for Aalesund, told the Manchester Evening News: 'I want to be the best.
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'I want to be first choice. I am not here because I want to be on the bench. I am not thinking about Edwin's situation. I only focus on things I can do something about and that is me.
'Being number one at United is a goal far out on the horizon. It is not something I think about when I go to sleep at night.
'The only thing I think about then is tomorrow's training. But it is always there on the horizon that reminds you of where you want to go and what you want to be.'
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