Lindegaard admits uncertainty over goalkeeping rivalry with De Gea

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Lindegaard admits uncertainty over goalkeeping rivalry with De Gea

Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is unsure how his ongoing competition with David de Gea for a starting berth will pan out over the course of the season.

The Dane kept his place in goal for Saturday’s 3-1 home win over QPR despite his rival recovering from an operation to have his wisdom teeth removed that ruled him out of action the week before.

And Lindegaard is uncertain how his United career will unfold in the near feature, but is looking to impress at any opportunity.

He told reporters: "I still don't see a clear picture on how things are going to develop throughout the season.

He added, "The tendency lately is that David has played. Unfortunately for him, he has been out with a teeth problem which I am trying to benefit from."

Lindegaard was reinstated to the starting lineup throughout September, making four league appearances, following a mistake by De Gea against Southampton and, at the time, Sir Alex Ferguson admitted he could alternate between the keepers.

While pleased to remain in contention the shot-stopper has revealed his frustration at some of the media coverage surrounding the rotation, particularly in his homeland.

 "It is not more than a week ago I read in a Danish paper that 'Lindegaard had lost the battle', which says a lot about how ignorant they are."

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