Lindegaard out to be No.1
Anders Lindegaard has set his sights firmly on replacing Edwin van der Sar as Man Utd's new No.1.
Last Updated: 30/01/11 1:59pm
Anders Lindegaard has set his sights firmly on replacing Edwin van der Sar as Manchester United's new No.1.
The Dane, who recently arrived at Old Trafford from Aalesund, made his debut for the Red Devils in the 2-1 FA Cup fourth round victory over Southampton at St Mary's.
With Dutch veteran Van der Sar announcing he will hang up his gloves at the end of the season, a vacancy has arisen to be Sir Alex Ferguson's last line of defence.
United, who also have Tomasz Kuszczak as an option, have inevitably been linked with a host of names from across the world, but Lindegaard believes he is already good enough to step in.
Having recently usurped Stoke's Thomas Sorensen as Denmark No.1, he now wants his United career to follow the same pattern.
Pick my nose
He told MUTV: "I have a taste for more. Everyone wants to play at this club. I am no different. I dream of playing. I am not here just to sit and pick my nose.
"It was one of the most enjoyable days of my life so far," he added of the clash with Southampton.
"I have dreamt of representing a club like this since I was four. Finally, the dream comes true. Obviously, it is a very big thing.
"All beginnings are difficult and Rome was not built in a day. It was nice to come out of the match with a win and a good debut.
"I had a moment with the fans when they hid the ball. It was very nice. They have taken very good care of me. I owe them a big vote of thanks for supporting me."
Playing behind a makeshift back four, Lindegaard was denied a clean sheet when Richard Chaplow lashed home on the stroke of half-time.
But he could at least enjoy being part of yet another Manchester United comeback.
"You dream of a clean sheet but not all dreams come true," he said.
"I was always confident we could come back. The best thing about playing for Manchester United is that we always win.
"You could say the match looked very much like the last one against Blackpool. We didn't do well in the first half. We didn't have many chances and they were 1-0 up at half-time.
"But we still managed to change the picture in the second half, luckily for us. It is a very nice win."