Lindegaard set for United chance

After a shaky start at Old Trafford following his arrival from

Atletico Madrid last summer, 21-year-old De Gea has come on leaps

and bounds to claim the gloves following Edwin van der Sar’s

retirement. United goalkeeping coach Steele believes the youngster

has the potential to be United’s undisputed number one but with the

Spaniard representing his country at the Olympics this summer, the

coach feels 28-year-old Lindegaard could seize his opportunity. He

told the Sunday People: “We knew it wasn’t going to be easy for

David following a legend like Edwin van der Sar – and that’s why we

brought in two keepers to replace him, with Anders joining us too.

“The whole idea was for them to share the season. Unfortunately,

Anders got injured in February, but David came in and finished the

season so well. “We knew it was going to be a difficult start for

David, but it was a learning curve and he showed mental strength.

We feel he should be better for the experience second time around.

“David has great potential and wants to be the No.1 here, but while

he plays at the Olympics we’ve got Barcelona in a friendly, and

other games in Oslo and Hannover. “So Anders will get the chance to

stamp his authority in the United goal and stay in the team.”