Andres Lindegaard says he is eyeing the number one goalkeeping spot at Manchester United this summer.
The 27-year old Dane is set to swoop on the vacancy made by the retirement of Edwin van der Sar and is keen to push past fellow reserves Tomasz Kuszczak and Ben Amos when the club travels to the USA for their pre-season tour.
"In the USA, it's going to be especially important for the goalkeepers to play well because Edwin's retired and the rest of us are fighting for that jersey," he told the Manchester Evening News.
"I know it's going to be a lot of hard work but I'm looking forward to it very much."
And Lindegaard added that the pre-season trip is a great chance to really integrate into the environment of playing for such a big club.
"I've been to Florida twice for training camps with other sides but we didn't play many games in America - certainly not big ones in sell-out stadiums. That's going to be a great experience," he added.
"Also, I know we'll do a lot of promotional work in America as well and we'll get to meet the fans. That's only natural because we're the biggest club in the world and America is a huge market.
"I'm enjoying my time in Manchester very much - more and more with each day that passes, actually. I'm a happy human being at the moment and that's what life is all about."