Anders Lindegaard Praises Young Defenders

Lindegaard hails young Reds

Anders Lindegaard says he has total faith in the Reds’ budding young stars after a handful of them impressed during United’s Capital One Cup win over Newcastle.

Sir Alex Ferguson was full of praise for the performances of central defenders Scott Wootton and Michael Keane in particular after the 2-1 victory. Lindegaard has been equally impressed by the pair who are likely to be involved in United’s next three games before the international break in the absence of the injured Nemanja Vidic.

“We have some very good young defenders – I’m a big fan of Scotty’s [Wootton]. I’ve played a lot of games with him and he has a real calmness to his game and is a no-nonsense player,” the Danish goalkeeper told

“The most important thing for the young lads to do when they come into the side is to enjoy it. The pressure and attention on everything you do is enormous, but you have to put that aside and focus on what matters and that is right here, right now.

“Playing in your first few games for United are moments you’ll look back on for the rest of your life, it’s a special kind of feeling and you have to enjoy every second.

“We’ve been very unlucky with injuries in the last year and a half,” he added. “But it shows how big the squad is and how much quality there is for every position that things have gone well so far this season [in terms of results].”

And things have gone equally well for Lindegaard himself with three wins from his three appearances in the league this season.

“It’s been great to have a run in the side and we’ve won the three games I’ve played in and done well defensively,” he said. “That isn’t just down to me though. As a team in general we’ve defended well.

“It’s been a tough way back from my injury last season and obviously with David [De Gea] doing as well as he did in the last part of the season. But I’m really pleased with how it’s gone so far.”


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