“One of the things that impressed me most when I came to United is that every game is handled the same way,” he said. “It doesn’t matter whether it is Crawley at home or Chelsea away. It has always been very serious. It seems like one of the cornerstones of this club is to always take your opponent seriously. It is going to be a normal build-up to the City game, as it would be with any other.”
Lindegaard is currently behind David de Gea in pecking order at United, despite his aspirations to eventually become our number one, although doesn’t let this get to him.
“I don’t feel under pressure,” he added. “Dealing with stuff like that is a massive thing at Manchester United. It is a big part of the game, not only because I am a goalkeeper but also as it is a constant at clubs of this size. We always have to win. I prepare the same, whether it is a training game in the United States or a Champions League game in Romania or Portugal. That is part of the job of being a goalkeeper. One of the important steps to success is always to be focused and concentrated.”
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