Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that their current first choice goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has suffered an injury which will keep him out for up to 6 weeks.

This news comes as a major disappointment for Manchester United just at the time when their £ 18 million striker David de Gea has been extremely disappointing in goal for Manchester United.

Lindegaard was expected to be the substitute goalkeeper, but he has impressed Sir Alex Ferguson in such a way that the Manchester United manager has preferred the 27-year-old Dane in favour of the 20-year-old Spaniard.

Manchester United only have three goalkeepers capable of stepping into the first-team – Anders Lindegaard, David de Gea, and Ben Amos. Ben Amos is an extremely inexperienced goalkeeper and it will be interesting to see if Alex Ferguson prefers Amos to the calamitous David de Gea. Who he chooses between the sticks may well affect United’s Europa League odds online – if they can’t find a reliable goalie then the Reds will struggle.

Anders Lindegaard has suffered an ankle injury, which will keep him out of the first team action for around six weeks according to the manager. As a result, he is expected to miss the crunch match with Chelsea this weekend. Manchester United are already suffering a number of injury problems and the latest injury to the goalkeeper only adds to the misery.

De Gea should be fit. It looks like Lindegaard will be out for at least four weeks, maybe even five or six. It’s ankle ligaments. Ben Amos has been looking for his opportunity for quite a while and we wondered about sending him out of loan, it’s not easy when you’re in Europe as you need three keepers and he did very well the other night,” Sir Alex Ferguson said ahead of the Chelsea match in the pre-match press conference.

Tomasz Kuszczak remains out of favour at the moment.

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