Manchester United stopper pleased with progress

January signing, Anders Lindegaard, is pleased with the progress he has made within the Manchester United squad and thanks Sir Alex Ferguson for the help he has received.

The Danish international has played second choice keeper since his arrival, firstly to Edwin van der Sar and now summer signing David de Gea.

Despite this, the stopper was pleased with his performance in Tuesday Champions League appearance against Benfica, saying: “It was a fantastic experience. Like a childhood dream coming true.”

He added: “There is only room for one goalkeeper in the team. I think we have a very good competition – we have at least two top goalkeepers, and Ben Amos as well who is very promising. It is like that in all positions with United and that is how it should be. I am never going to complain about competition.”

However, the 27 year-old isn’t keen on staying in his teammates’ shadow forever, noting: “We are going into a busy programme. We seem to have two matches a week until January and I am ready. If you expect me to say I am happy to be number two, that is not how it is. I am here because I want to be number one.”

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