Lindegaard happy at United

Anders Lindegaard insists he is happy at Manchester United and is adamant that there will be no lowering of sights at the club.

Last Updated: 06/01/14 at 23:04 Post Comment

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The Denmark international has made just 28 appearances since moving to Old Trafford three years ago from Aalesunds and has had to content himself with a supporting role to David de Gea.

He has featured just twice this season, including in Sunday's FA Cup third-round defeat at home by Swansea City, but the 29-year-old is not looking for a move.

"If I see it through my own eyes I would say 'Jesus Christ I am not playing, why is that'," said Lindegaard. "Then it would be easy to get frustrated.

"I have to try and be objective, and raise myself up above just myself and see it from the club's perspective and how much pressure we have been under. Then it is easier for me to understand why things are the way they are.

"For me it is all about being a happy human being. I am that now at Manchester United. 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.

"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.

"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."

United's loss against Swansea was a fourth home defeat in six games in all competitions, while the champions sit seventh in the Premier League, 11 points off leaders Arsenal.

However, despite a difficult start to David Moyes' tenure as manager, Lindegaard is adamant United must continue to target the biggest prizes.

He added: "Manchester United is not going to realign if what you mean by that is start to look lower. That is not going to happen at Manchester United.

"Look at the history of this club. It is the most successful club in English football. That is not going to change. It is how it is. It is in the genes of the club and is going to continue.

"We are in the middle of the transition. I am sure when the transition is fulfilled we will be as successful as we have ever been."

Meanwhile, the Red Devils face Sunderland in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-finals on Tuesday night and Moyes is determined to reach the Wembley showpiece.

The United boss said: "Our approach to Sunderland had to have the FA Cup game in mind because it was two matches in 48 hours.

"It has always been vital for us to win every game and get to every final if we can.

"There is a job in front of us in every competition we enter. We have got to overcome Sunderland in a two-game match to reach the final.

"It will be a difficult game and difficult to judge exactly how the first leg will go. But we will try to get ourselves to the Cup Final if we can."

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