Manchester United star wants to stay

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Manchester United star Anders Lindegaard has committed his future to the club, reports the Manchester Evening News

Despite struggling for chances this season - having only played twice in this campaign - Lindegaard is focussed on turning things around at the Red Devils and doesn't want to depart the club.

The 'keeper has also admitted that he's hurting as much as anyone with United struggling domestically this season. 

Sitting seventh in the Premier League table, the Red Devils crashed out of the FA Cup third round at the hands of Swansea City this past weekend and Lindegaard has admitted his frustration. 

Speaking to reporters, the Red Devils star said: The other night I came home after we lost to Tottenham and my wife said ‘why are you so angry’. I said it was because we had just lost,” recalled Lindegaard.

“She said ‘but you didn’t play’. I said this is my club. We are losing. If I was sitting watching the games on the couch I would be very disappointed.

“That is how it is. It is both a praise and a curse.

“When you say it like that, you have to remember how lucky you are. How many football players can say they are part of their biggest dream.

“I am not stupid. I can see I could use some more games somewhere but right now I am helping this club as much as I can.”

“It is very frustrating. You want to show the best side of yourself when you get the chance,” said the Dane.

“Goalkeepers though don’t have the luxury of being able to put ourselves on the scene. We have to wait for something to happen before we can show what we can do.

“A goalkeeper can’t get the ball and go for a run to show what they can do. We are in a static position. We have to wait before we can help the team.

“I want to play more but I have to underline I am happy to be at United. To be part of the club, for me as a human being, is almost better than ever because of familiar things.

“It is a weird situation. In other years I have played more but not felt as good as I do right now. I have to try and be objective, not subjective. If I see it through my own eyes I would say ‘Jesus Christ I am not playing, why is that’. Then it would be easy to get frustrated.

“I have to try and raise myself up above just myself and see it from the club’s perspective and how much pressure we have been under as a club. Then it is easier for me to understand why things are the way they are.

“I would obviously like to think that in periods where we are winning all the games, there would be more game time for me."

Despite feeling frustrated at the Premier League champions, the star has insisted that he's going nowhere and wants to continue to ply his trade for Manchester United. 

“For me it is all about being a happy human being. I am that now at Manchester United. I enjoy the atmosphere we have in the locker room. It is my club since I was a small kid. This is my dream. The question is do I have to compromise that dream and seek elsewhere.

“Right now the decision is to stay here and help the club that is the most important thing.”

With Manchester United preparing to take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the Capital One Cup semi-final tonight, it's expected that Lindegaard will be replaced by Spaniard David de Gea between the sticks. "

Despite looking likely to drop to the bench tonight, Lindegaard believes it's crucial the Red Devils make it through to the Wembley final. 

He finished by saying: “We need to win all the trophies we can.

“Reaching the final would be a major thing, especially in the situation we are in now.

“It would be very important for us to win that trophy. We have to pick ourselves and move forward. We need to get into that final.”

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