Manchester United star admits Old Trafford situation 'not ideal'
Manchester United news: Anders Lindegaard reserves praise for fellow goalkeeper David De Gea
Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard admits his current situation at Old Trafford is far from ideal, but insists he will continue to fight for his place in the first-team.
In his latest Betfair blog, the 28-year-old Danish international praised his fellow custodian David De Gea, saying that he has been impressed with the Spaniard's recent performances, but still holds hopes of regaining the number one spot at Old Trafford.
"I am the first to admit that it is not impressive, but in a time like this, it's about seeing things in a larger perspective," said Lindegaard. "I'm not an idiot. I know for a fact that my situation is not the ultimate dream scenario.
"But I do my very best every day to keep myself as sharp as possible both for myself and for the team."
Earlier in the season, Sir Alex Ferguson had rotated Lindegaard and De Gea, giving both goalkeepers a chance to stake their claim for a permanent place in the Red Devils team. But, in recent months the former Atletico Madrid star now looks to have cemented his spot.
With just eight Premier League appearances in 2012/13 the reality is that Lindegaard will have to settle for a bit-part role on the bench for a side that is on the verge of clinching it's unprecedented 20th English top-flight title.
"David has played well since December, and the team are working to provide a historically good season," he added. "Against this background, there is a very uplifting atmosphere and my issue is a smaller part of the whole situation."
Lindegaard has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in the summer as he looks to protect his international prospects ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with West Ham United credited with an interest in the Manchester United goalkeeper.