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Keeper Anders Lindegaard admits it’s difficult to watch Manchester United romp to title from bench

By Chris Bailey

Substitute keeper Anders Lindegaard admits twiddling his thumbs on the Manchester United bench is taking the shine off his side’s romp to the Premier League title.

Both the Dane and David De Gea were in a fierce battle for the number one spot at the start of the season – but the latter has held the jersey since December.

And Lindegaard is getting itchy at the prospect of more time on the sidelines – especially when his rival is in such fine form.

“For me at the moment it’s not an easy deal being on the bench when the team is performing as well as we do,” Lindegaard told the Mirror.

“And, of course, when David is also performing as well as he does and has been doing in the last couple of months.”

Lindegaard has only made 24 appearances in total for the Red Devils following his 2010 move from Danish club Aalesund.

But he holds no grudge against De Gea, claiming he is like any other footballer – he just wants to play.

“Everybody wants to play and I’m not different from anyone else. I’m sure all the players who are not in the starting line-up every game would say the same and they want to play,” added the 28-year-old.

“That’s how football players are. It’s a genetic thing in us – we live for the thrill of playing and the adrenaline you get when you step out on the pitch.”

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