Schmeichel said: "That is something you lot can use as headlines, but it does not mean anything to me. I haven't spoken to my dad about his days with Steve Bruce, and I didn't feel I had to win the fans over here, because of the United connections
. "These are things the media like to focus on, but they have nothing to do with me. I am here to play football, and I am confident in my ability, just as I would be at any other club.
"It doesn't bother me at all who else is in the team, but since you ask, I think Alex has done great. He is playing really well. He is in the side every week and is developing a good partnership with Andy O'Brien, so we just try and keep it going."