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Dane hails team's winning mentality after second comeback in a week

Edwin van der Sar has announced that he will retire at the end of the season and newbie Anders Lindegaard believes his thirst for first team action at Manchester United could well fill the gap when the Dutchman hangs up his gloves in May.

The Dane recently joined Old Trafford from Aalesund and started for United for the first time in the 2-1 FA Cup fourth round win at Southampton on Saturday.

The Red Devils have been linked with a number of Europe's leading names as a replacement for 40-year-old Van der Sar, but the 26-year-old is confident he has what it takes to replace United’s No.1 goalkeeper.

The Dane wants to replicate the feat of taking Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen’s place in the national squad.

"I have a taste for more – everyone wants to play at this club, I am no different,” he told MUTV.

“I dream of playing. I am not here just to sit and pick my nose.”

Asked about the clash at Southampton, he said:"It was one of the most enjoyable days of my
life so far.

"I have dreamt of representing a club like this since I was four. Finally, the dream comes true. Obviously, it is a very big thing.

"All beginnings are difficult and Rome was not built in a day. It was nice to come out of the match with a win and a good debut.

"I had a moment with the fans when they hid the ball. It was very nice.

“They have taken very good care of me. I owe them a big vote of thanks for supporting me."

Lindegaard, who was playing behind a makeshift back four, would have kept a clean sheet were it not for Richard Chaplow’s first half cracker.

However, he always believed that Manchester United would get into the driver’s seat to make yet another comeback.

He said: "You dream of a clean sheet but not all dreams come true.

"I was always confident we could come back. The best thing about playing for Manchester United is that we always win.

"You could say the match looked very much like the last one against Blackpool. We didn't do well in the first half.

"We didn't have many chances and they were 1-0 up at half-time but we still managed to change the picture in the second half, luckily for us; it is a very nice win."

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