Goalkeeper happy to be part of United ‘family’.
Manchester United backup goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has denied rumours that he could leave the club for West Ham this summer, according to ESPN.
The Danish shot stopper has had to settle with being on the bench for much of his time at Old Trafford since arriving in 2010, and it was reported that he could be tempted by a move to Upton Park to get more regular first team football.
Although he seems to hold little chance of beating current number one David de Gea to the goalkeeping spot, the 29-year-old says he has no intentions of moving elsewhere, as he is as part of the ‘family’ at Manchester United.
“When players get to Manchester United they don’t won’t to leave. You’re part of a family, and now I feel the same. I have no intentions of leaving,” he said.
Lindegaard added that his competitor de Gea is a friend, even though he will do his best to force his way into David Moyes’ plans next term.
“I’m not going to wave the white flag and give up here,” he said. “I’m fighting for the position even though David de Gea is my good friend but I still want the No. 1 shirt. Nothing has changed from one year ago or six months ago.”
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will now turn his attention to Aston Villa ‘keeper Brad Guzan, as he seeks a long-term replacement for Jussi Jääskeläinen.