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United Fan Lindegaard: I’m Not Here To Pick My Nose

If Anders Lindegaard can impress on the pitch as much as he is doing off it, we’re looking at our next long term number 1.

The 26-year-old Dane has to the Evening News about his aspirations at the club he grew up supporting, claiming he isn’t here just to warm the bench and pick up his pay cheque.

“It is very important always to remember why you play football,” he said. “Why do I play football? It is because I find it amazingly amusing and fun. I really enjoy it and I am not playing football because I think it is scary. I am not scared about the future. I don’t get scared about playing a match, I look forward to it. That is the way it should be and I look forward to the Old Trafford challenge. I want to be the best. I want to be first choice here. I am not here because I want to be on the bench. My father taught me to support Manchester United and it has been my dream since I was four to represent this club weekend after weekend in goal. I am not here just to be here. I am not here to sit and pick my nose and earn my money. That is not why I am here. I am here because I want to be the best. This is the place where you can be the best and be respected as the best.”

This is Edwin Van der Sar’s last season with the club, meaning you would presume he would remain as our first choice for the rest of the season, but whilst Anders anticipates this to be the case, he doesn’t seem to necessarily think it’s a foregone conclusion.

“I am not thinking about Edwin’s situation,” he continued. “I only focus on things I can do something about and that is me. I am completely ignoring all the speculation and talk about other goalkeepers and that I am here just as a number two. I cannot do anything about that so I don’t think about that. It won’t help me to be thinking about what if this and what if that. I cannot do anything about it. That would ruin my focus. Being number one at United is a goal far out on the horizon. It is not something I think about when I go to sleep at night. The only thing I think about then is tomorrow’s training. But it is always there on the horizon that reminds you of where you want to go and what you want to be.”

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  1. King Eric says:

    Ps. What is that silly celebration ronnie has been doing with his hands. Like he is squeezing someones tits? Sixty five goals in same games. Despite what superb players he and messi are it shows imo just what a joke league it is when two players have thirty odd goals by january.

  2. fergie is the boss says:

    King Eric – barca remind me of the double winning united side a phew years ago, their attack is built to much on 2 or 3 players which is dangerous, they lose villa and messi they lose most of their goals. I would not be 2 confident they can be well beaten, much like barca of 2009 they have a deadly striker who scores goals. They are stronger than united, but united can beat barca over 2 legs because of united’s back 5, and there is energy in anderson fletcher and park to stop barca having 2 much space which something arsenal do not do. But the downside playing barca, berbatov wont play because of the system and that is one reason why 442 is never dead, has long as berbatov is playing for united 442 is still alive.

  3. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Willierednut. I hear you mate. Looked up the bio on this one. Seems a player. 6ft, 20 yo midfielder, played at every level for France, including 5 senior caps. Captained the U19 and U21s. Said to be a bruiser of defensive mid. Don’t really care if he isn’t the quality we need. I always enjoy it when up and coming players list us ahead of almost anyone else. Call it a wee bit biased on my part, but hey!

    So lads, there is a new Anders thread up. So how about we take this party over there.

  4. smartalex says:

    Just keep you nose clean Anders. Don’t blow it now.

  5. kk says:

    Last week Tomas said his ambition of becoming number one. Some called it arrogance from him. Now we have another keeper saying just the same and it is termed confidence. Are we being fair? Neither the defence nor the keeper can just get comfy when they are new to each other. When Evans was playing badly earlier they said Vidic was struggling but he was trying to do his job and worry about Evans and looking out for him. Rio comes back and Vidic is the best. When we call the media ABU yet we ride on their bandwagon whenever they point out a prospect and when they say nice things about us. So before he gets tested some are calling him better than Tomas, it kind of shows that we are just similar to those guys in the media but worse is that we are in the club and it hurts how we discount one of us just coz he has no hype around him.

  6. ajayi says:

    bext club in the world


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