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Manchester United goalkeeper hails 'world-class' coach

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Anders Lindegaard has heaped praise on Manchester United's current goalkeeper coach Chris Woods, who was brought to Old Trafford in the summer.

Woods, a former England number one, took over from Eric Steele in the summer - as David Moyes' backroom staff replaced Sir Alex Ferguson's.

But despite the changeover, Denmark international Lindegaard has been hugely impressed with Woods, describing the experience of working under the 54-year-old as "absolutely world class".

“I got a really good impression of Chris from the first day," Lindegaard told ManUtd.com. "He has got something about him, both as a coach and a human being. He is very calm, he is really invested in himself and what he can do.

“There is not the slightest doubt about what he thinks is right, he does not doubt any of what he does, he just believes in himself 100 per cent. That really shows and it gives us goalkeepers a calmness. He is very comfortable as a coach and as a person as well, I really enjoy working with him.

“There is a very good training atmosphere, there is plenty of space for joking around and having fun, but when we are in it we are properly in it. His very presence makes you give your all and I am very impressed with him.”

Lindegaard has only made one appearance since Moyes was appointed Manchester United manager in the summer.

The 29-year-old got a run in the Red Devils' first-team last season, before Ferguson decided that young Spaniard David de Gea was to become the club's first-choice shot-stopper.

Nevertheless, it seems Lindegaard is content at Old Trafford and happy to play the role of back-up 'keeper.

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