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29/01/2011 21:39, Report by Nick Coppack

Anders: A dream come true

Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard enjoyed every minute of his Manchester United debut and says he’s now hungry for more action.

The Dane, who pulled on a Reds shirt for the first time in a competitive fixture in United’s 2-1 win at Southampton, was buzzing after fulfilling a childhood dream.

“It was one of the most enjoyable days of my life so far,” he told MUTV. “When you’ve dreamed of representing a club since you were four years old and finally the dream comes true, obviously it’s a very big thing. I enjoyed it a lot. It was a good debut.”

No blame was attached to Lindegaard for Southampton’s goal – a cracking shot that fizzed into the roof of the net – and the United fans who travelled to St Mary’s supported him for the entire 90 minutes.

“We had a moment when they hid the ball from me,” he said of the fans. “I believe we had a moment and it was very nice. They have taken very good care of me, both at Old Trafford and here today. I owe them a big thanks for supporting me.

“The game was a lot like the game at Blackpool. We didn’t play well in the first half and didn’t create any chances. Southampton went in 1-0 up at

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"Everybody wants to play at this club and I’m no different. I dream of playing. I’m not here just to sit and pick my nose. I’m here to play.” - Anders Lindegaard

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