Man Utd keeper Lindegaard full of praise for Wootton

Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard hailed their young defenders after this week's Capital One Cup win.

Sir Alex Ferguson was full of praise for the performances of central defenders Scott Wootton and Michael Keane in particular after the 2-1 victory over Newcastle United. Lindegaard has been equally impressed by the pair who are likely to be involved in United’s next three games before the international break in the absence of the injured Nemanja Vidic.

“We have some very good young defenders – I’m a big fan of Scotty’s [Wootton]. I’ve played a lot of games with him and he has a real calmness to his game and is a no-nonsense player,” the Danish goalkeeper told ManUtd.com.

“The most important thing for the young lads to do when they come into the side is to enjoy it. The pressure and attention on everything you do is enormous, but you have to put that aside and focus on what matters and that is right here, right now.

“Playing in your first few games for United are moments you’ll look back on for the rest of your life, it’s a special kind of feeling and you have to enjoy every second.

“We’ve been very unlucky with injuries in the last year and a half,” he added. “But it shows how big the squad is and how much quality there is for every position that things have gone well so far this season [in terms of results].”

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