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Anders Lindegaard insists he can be No1 goalkeeper ahead of David de Gea at Manchester United
Published : 18 Sep 2012 05:00:59
Denmark international Lindegaard, called up in favour of the dropped De Gea for the 3-2 victory at Southampton earlier this month, is expected to retain his place when Manchester United begin their Champions League campaign at home to Galatasaray on Wednesday.
The 28 year-old appeared to have dislodged De Gea from the team last January only to have his season ended by a training ground ankle injury.
But with manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitting that De Gea was dropped for the trip to Southampton following a poor performance in the 3-2 win at home to Fulham last month, Lindegaard believes that the No 1 position is now there to be taken.
“At this point, I see David’s and my roles as co-workers rather than No 1 and No 2.” Lindegaard said. “He has his strengths and I have mine and the gaffer is world class at picking the right teams and I trust in that and I accept his decision. Whether I am playing or not is still a very open question because every time you play for United it is an exam. “It doesn’t matter whether it is Champions League, Premier League or a training match. That is how it is.”
Lindegaard, who has made 15 appearances since arriving from Norwegian club Aalesunds in Jan 2011, has yet to concede a goal at Old Trafford for United.