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Manchester United’s new keeper Anders Lindegaard hammers Cup display

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Anders Lindegaard

Anders Lindegaard

Anders Lindegaard

New-boy Anders Lindegaard has admitted Manchester United can take no pride from their performance against non-league Crawley on Saturday.

Virtually the only positive from an insipid display from a team currently top of the Premier League and about to resume their quest to lift another Champions League trophy at Wembley in May is the fact they are in the FA Cup sixth round.

United created just a handful of decent opportunities, one of which Wes Brown glanced home to give them a 1-0 win over their lowly opponents and Lindegaard accepts it was just not good enough.

“That was not as straightforward as we would have wished for,” said the Denmark international.

“We didn't play a good match and we can't be proud of what we did. The manager and the coaches were telling us for a couple of days, especially us foreigners who are not used to the FA Cup, how it is played. We were told that anything could happen. Anything nearly did. We should definitely do better.”

After arriving from Norwegian league side Aalesunds in December, Lindegaard has been forced to make some pretty big adjustments — and they have not always gone to plan.

The 26-year-old admits he is still getting used to his new surroundings.

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“I feel more like at Manchester United player now, but I am still making my way around and sometimes I get lost at Carrington,” he laughed, emphasising the sheer scale of the Red Devils' training complex.


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