Having displaced David de Gea between the sticks for the Norwich game, the Dane suffered an ankle knock during the match and paid the price for choosing to play on regardless
The Dane suffered an ankle knock during the 2-0 win over Norwich City and although he managed to complete the 90 minutes in that match, has had to withdraw from the Denmark squad as a result.
“I got a stamp on my ankle at the start of the match on Saturday and should have come off,” Lindegaard told the Daily Star.
“I chose to carry on and paid the price. And although I have to sit on my couch with my leg up now, it was incredibly important for me to play.
“The medical staff at United believe that the earliest I could train again is next week.”
The 27-year-old had displaced summer signing David de Gea for the Norwich game but it is now likely that Lindegaard will see the Spaniard return between the sticks.
Lindegaard had also started the Champions League tie against Benfica earlier in the season.