FOOTBALL NEWS

"I think it's lovely to see how great Adnan Januzaj is doing. He gives hope to the whole United spirit, a young lad coming through from the academy into the first team."

- Anders Lindegaard

29/10/2013 23:57, Report by Adam Bostock
1 of 2 Next 

Anders salutes Adnan

Anders Lindegaard admitted there were more eye-catching displays than his own return to action with Manchester United - especially the performance of Adnan Januzaj.

The Danish goalkeeper's start in the Capital One Cup victory over Norwich City was his first competitive appearance under David Moyes, and although he kept a clean sheet in the 4-0 victory, he accepts it was a comfortable accomplishment.

"Norwich didn't have too many attempts on target so I wasn't very busy," reflected Lindegaard. "I think we controlled the match from the first whistle to the final whistle. We played a good game and we're pleased we're through to the next round.

"I don't feel any different about this competition to how I feel about the Premier League or the Champions League. The approach is the same. It's the United way to try to win all the competitions we participate in and every game we play in."

Anders felt it was "an important display" for the recalled players who have watched most of the fixtures so far this season from the sidelines - himself included. But it was the latest outing for Adnan Januzaj, his fourth in United's last five games, that really captured the keeper's attention.

"I think it's lovely to see how great Adnan is doing," Lindegaard told MUTV. "He gives hope to the whole United spirit, a young lad coming through from the academy into the first team. He's doing absolutely fantastic. You see what an impact he's had, not just tonight but on other nights as well. 

"Adnan is cheeky both on the pitch and off the pitch. He seems very balanced in his personality and that's great to see from an 18 year-old kid.

1 of 2 Next 

OFFICIAL SPONSORS

Premier League