Lindegaard to push for place
Man Utd goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has targeted more playing time after making his home bow.
Last Updated: 20/02/11 3:55pm
Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has targeted more playing time after making his first appearance at Old Trafford.
The 26-year-old shot-stopper kept a clean sheet against non-league outfit Crawley Town in the FA Cup on Saturday, as Wes Brown scored the only goal of the game to send United through 1-0.
Lindegaard started his second game for United after playing against Southampton in the previous round at St Mary's, following his winter switch from Aalesund.
The new United keeper hopes to prove himself in England and insists he has not moved just to make up the numbers.
"It felt very good," he told the club's official website when asked about his home debut.
"You ask yourself how you will do, and I felt good. I felt confident. I felt I was in the right mindset.
"So it was a good experience. It was the same against Southampton, it's a big match. It may be against a lower division team but it gives you a taste for more.
"I'm not here to pick my nose. I'm here because I want to play."
Lindegaard was rarely troubled by Crawley but United were made to work for their safe passage, and the Dane admits it was not a good overall performance.
He added: "Crawley did a great job. It's a cup match and I've heard from the manager in the last few days that in the FA Cup anything can happen.
"This match was evidence of that. With a bit more luck, Crawley could have scored.
"In an FA Cup match with the score at 1-0, the end of the game is bound to be hectic. But we dealt with it and we are happy with the win, even though it wasn't pretty.
"We just have to forget this match and move on. We didn't do well and we should get the level much higher for the rest of the season. This wasn't good enough."