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18/09/2012 14:47, Report by Adam Marshall

Sir Alex reveals keeper plan

Sir Alex Ferguson has explained his reasoning behind handing starts to both David De Gea and Anders Lindegaard already this season.

The boss rotated his keepers last term before injury kept Lindegaard out of action and recalled the Dane for the recent wins against Southampton and Wigan.

After admitting there is a "strong possibility" that De Gea could come back for the visit of Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday, the manager clarified the situation regarding the goalkeeping position.

"The most important thing I'm trying to do is give both of them experience in the English game," he declared at a press conference at Old Trafford. "Neither is as experienced as Edwin van der Sar or Peter Schmeichel.

"Alternating isn't a problem for me. They're both equally very good goalkeepers. That's the policy we've adopted this season and last season, although De Gea played most of last season after Lindegaard was injured. I'm comfortable with this situation."

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