Keeper competition pleases Fergie
Sir Alex Ferguson admits he is enjoying the selection headache provided to him by his top two goalkeepers.
By Jamie Casey
Last Updated: 31/12/11 7:23pm
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits he is enjoying the selection headache provided to him by his top two goalkeepers.
Despite David De Gea's £17million pound summer arrival from Atletico Madrid, the young Spaniard is being kept on his toes by the impressive form of 27-year-old Anders Lindegaard.
Norwegian Lindegaard took his personal tally to six successive clean sheets following Monday's 5-0 drubbing of Wigan, but was dropped to the bench for Saturday's visit of Blackburn.
Ferguson is reaping the benefits, though, and hailed the professionalism of the pair.
"We are very lucky," said Ferguson. "We have got two good young goalkeepers with good ability and who work really hard at their training.
"They are both very professional. That is the key to it.
"If they are professional they understand, particularly Anders, who is dealing with a younger keeper in De Gea. He has been terrific so it has been easy to manage."
Meanwhile, Ferguson remains bemused by the 2010 sacking of his friend Sam Allardyce by Blackburn, less than two months into Venky's London Limited's regime as owners of the club.
"For anyone to sack Sam Allardyce, you would think they were off their head," said Ferguson.
"He is such an influential and big personality. He was perfect for Blackburn. He is an outstanding manager. You can see that with the job he is doing at West Ham.
"Why did they do it? I couldn't possibly give you an answer. But a lot of experience went out of the door when they did."