Initially the Danish keeper vied with David De Gea for a starting spot this season, but more recently has had to make do with a bit part role as United surge to a 20th Premier League title.
Lindegaard has been linked with a move to West Ham in order to get more playing time, and whilst he acknowledges that De Gea’s good form means his path into the first team will be tough, that does little to sate his appetite for first team football:
“For me at the moment it’s not easy deal being on the bench when the team is performing as well as we do.
“And, of course, when David is also performing as well as he does and has been doing in the last couple of months.
“Of course, everybody wants to play and I’m not different from anyone else. I’m sure all the players who are not in the starting line-up every game would say the same and they want to play.
“That’s how football players are. It’s a genetic thing in us – we live for the thrill of playing and the adrenaline you get when you step out on the pitch.”