Lindegaard determined to be United No.1

Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is keen to remain the first-choice number 1 at Old Trafford, as his struggle with David de Gea continues.

Sir Alex Ferguson has chopped and changed between the two stoppers throughout the season, with the Dane getting the nod in recent times.

Lindegaard has admiration for his competitor, but is determined to remain between the sticks for the foreseeable future.

“David has extraordinary attributes. He’s extremely explosive and powerful, and he’s still only 21,” the Scandinavian told Mirror Football.

“His potential is massive and there’s no doubt he will be United’s best goalkeeper at some point.

“My job is to make sure it is not until I have retired. Which is 10 years,” he stated.

Lindegaard admitted that everyone at the club wants to play for the Premier League champions, which increases competition for places.

“Of course, everyone wants to play as much as possible and I’m no different to anyone else.

“But I don’t need a definition of my position. I enjoy every game I play for United, it’s a massive privilege.

“It’s the first time I’ve played three games in a row here and that’s what I want – to play as much as possible.

“I think both David and myself have played well when we’ve been thrown into it, and it’s obvious we both want to play every game, as well as Antonio [Valencia], Rafael and Fabio [Da Silva].

“Everyone wants to play. That’s what we are here for, not to sit here and pick our noses,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight