Although match time has been limited for Anders Lindegaard this season, the Manchester United goalkeeper remains determined to impress whenever given the opportunity.
The Danish stopper kept a clean sheet during his first and only appearance of the campaign so far, helping the Reds seal a 4-0 win over Norwich City in the Capital One Cup. Notably, that outing also saw the 29-year-old put Robert Snodgrass into the recovery position after the Canaries forward went to ground with a head injury at Old Trafford.
Here, in an exclusive interview with ManUtd.com, Lindegaard reflects on his maiden display and explains the thought process behind his good deed...
Were you pleased with your performance against Norwich?
It was good. As you say, it was my first game of the season and I enjoyed every second of it. I was pleased with playing and I think we did well as a team. It was my first official display for the manager so of course it was important.
Is it difficult coming in when you haven't played much football?
Yeah, of course it is. It is just like an outfield player who hasn't played for a long time coming back in. It is not easy to get right back into it. As a goalkeeper, there is less space for error than there is for an outfield player.
"I just did what any decent human being would have done... You hear stories about players passing out and swallowing their tongue, so that was the only thing I was thinking about. I turned him on his side and then spoke to the doctors. It was just an instinctive reaction."
- Anders Lindegaard