Schmeichel's keeper warning
Man Utd legend Peter Schmeichel believes Anders Lindegaard is not the answer to the club's goalkeeper dilemma.
By Chris Burton
Last Updated: 19/11/10 8:29am
Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel believes Anders Lindegaard is not the answer to the club's goalkeeper dilemma.
The Red Devils are in the market for a new keeper as current No.1 Edwin van der Sar is approaching the end of his career.
Denmark international Lindegaard, who is on the books of Norwegian outfit Aalesund, has been indentified as a potential replacement, with talks already held regarding a £3.5million deal.
Former Old Trafford favourite Schmeichel has warned Sir Alex Ferguson off his countryman, though, insisting the 26-year-old is not ready to take on a prominent role at such a prestigious club.
He feels United should be looking to buy a proven world-class performer, rather than a player with potential who could buckle under the pressure of life in the Premier League.
"We are talking about Manchester United here," said Schmeichel, who cemented a reputation as the world's best goalkeeper during an eight-year stint at Old Trafford in the 1990s.
"You can look at young talent, you can look at young, good players. You don't want that. You want someone who can go in straight away and give performances in 80 per cent of the games the No.1 keeper will play for Manchester United.
"Too many goalkeepers have been in and out of the doors. Now, for this team to win trophies, that position has to be someone who is of the very, very highest quality but also with the right experience."