Fergie Gaard-ing his choice of goalkeeper
Man. Utd boss Alex Ferguson has admitted that he is undecided about his number one goalkeeper for the coming season.
By Declan Whooley
Since the departure of Peter Schmeichel, United have had a few stability issues in the goalkeeping department. Thirteen players have appeared as net-minder at different stages, but there has usually been a clear number one, even if that number one wasn't quite up to standard (We're looking at you Mark Bosnich and Massimo Taibi).
This changed last season and Fergie has admitted to the press ahead of the opening week of the Champions League that both men are vying for the number one position.
"The most important thing I'm trying to do is give both of them experience in the English game,” he explained.
“Alternating isn't a problem for me. They're both equally very good goalkeepers. I'm comfortable with this situation.”
Lindegaard had been expected to play second fiddle to the expensive Spanish signing, but got a run of games last year and was called in to replace de Gea for the league game against Southampton.
“At this point, I see David’s and my roles as co-workers rather than number 1 and number 2. He has his strengths and I have mine,” the Dane is quoted as saying in the Daily Telegraph.
Lindegaard has yet to concede a goal in front of the home supporters and tomorrow night would mark his seventh appearance at Old Trafford.