Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, who has been out for quite a while from the Manchester United first-team, made his much anticipated return from injury.
However, he was only part of the reserve team of Manchester United, but still he proved that he is one of the top goalkeepers at the club.
Anders Lindegaard made two penalty saves in the match against Blackpool after a 0-0 draw between the two clubs in normal time. As a result of the penalty shootout victory, Manchester United now progress to the Lancashire senior cup final.
Even though it is a match that will unlikely be on the minds of manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Anders Lindegaard has once again proved that he is more than adept at being the first choice goalkeeper for a club like Manchester United. The Danish goalkeeper suffered a knee injury at the start of 2012.
He had managed to force his way into the first team after manager Sir Alex Ferguson saw him as the perfect replacement for the retired Edwin van Der Sar. That £ 18 million signing from Athletico Madrid David de Gea has been a major disappointment at United this season, but he has been able to keep his place in the first-team as a result of the injury to Anders Lindegaard.
There have been a few criticisms of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea following the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester city. The Spanish goalkeeper failed to come out of this line. In doing so, he provided Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany with a great opportunity to get into line. The defender scored the only goal of the game just before half-time, which has given Manchester City a great chance to lift their first Premier league title. United have lost an eight point lead in a matter of few weeks.