The Dane is known for his considered answers in interviews and, while speaking to ManUtd.com about this summer’s tournament, explained why his team-mates Adnan Januzaj and Marouane Fellaini could enjoy some success in South America.
“I think Brazil are the favourites and then I think Germany have a good chance,” said Lindegaard. “I don't believe in Spain this year and I have Belgium as an outsider. I think that's how it is going to go down.
“With the population of Belgium compared to how good their players are, it is incredible. What they have done down there, I don't know, but they have done something right.
“Either they have hit the jackpot or they have created a system that actually develops some world-class players in spite of a small population. If you look at their team, they have got world-class players all over. It is incredible.”
In the same interview, Lindegaard also recalls his earliest World Cup memories and offers a frank assessment of England’s chances in Brazil.