“Mentally it’s a very hard period and I think the Christmas programme this year has been tougher than others while I’ve been at United. But it’s a good feeling to come out after New Year's Day with a lot of good results, a good atmosphere and sitting at the top of the table. We can now focus on the next games and getting more good results.”
Having previously plied his trade in Denmark for Odense BK and more recently Norwegian side Aalesund, Lindegaard was accustomed to enjoying a winter break on the continent before moving to Old Trafford and the Barclays Premier League where festive football is craved and celebrated.
However, while his former teammates are enjoying an extensive rest, United’s charismatic goalkeeper insists he is not jealous and knows exactly where he’d rather be.
“It is almost not comparable. In Denmark where I played, and also in Norway, you have five or six weeks of vacation and the Danish players are probably lying on a beach in Thailand right now.
“But this is where you want to be, it’s the best country to play football in and it is all part of the fun of being a footballer in England.”