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Anders Lindegaard Leads League in Save Percentage

Despite struggling to overtake David de Gea as Manchester United’s outright first choice goalkeeper, Anders Lindegaard has the highest save percentage in the Premier League through 20 games.

The Dane, who caught people’s attention when he kept 5 clean sheets in his first 5 Premier League starts has saved 84.28% of shots he’s faced this season.

In comparison, David de Gea has saved 76.71%. Both Manchester United goalkeepers are well-above the league average 69.47%.

David de Gea has only conceded 2 goals outside the penalty area in the league this season. Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny has conceded 6 from 18+ yards, form Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard has conceded 4, and Blackburn’s Paul Robinson leads the league having conceded 12 from long range already this season.

Anders Lindegaard averages a goal conceded every 2 games (180 minutes). The next nearest to him in that category is Liverpool’s Jose Reina who concedes a goal on average every 100 minutes in the Premier League.

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55 Comments

  1. United says:

    Big deal.

    This is as bad as the Arsenal “we hit the bar more than anyone every year table” that then puts them at the top of the ACTUAL table.

    He is a good keeper, but needs to get better to be a United quality keeper.

  2. parryheid says:

    Colbert.

    Hmm,maybe but money saved now could and probably will be money cost before the season’s out.

  3. Yustaq says:

    Hpy to see our two keepers wit good stat.
    It gives us edge as we can turn to anyone, anytime incase of injuries.
    But david de gea is still my favourite. I can never forget what he did for us against liverpool at anfield.
    Manchesterlogy-unitedlography

  4. akanemo says:

    how does save % matter against weaker teams? A save is a save against any team. so i think its pretty bullshit people thinking his (lindegard )stats are inflated. If you dont save a goal bound shot its a goal and if you do …. well its a save. It doesnt matter what team.

  5. Always Be Closing says:

    Nah, the next nearest is Joe Hart..

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