Lindegaard urges United to stay sharp

Manchester United's Anders Lindegaard has encouraged his team-mates not to pay attention to the Premier League table.

Football News: Man United

By FOX SPORTS staff

Heading into this weekend's Premier League fixtures with a 15 point lead, Manchester United are widely expected to finish the season as champions, wresting back the title from arch rivals Manchester City.

However, Lindegaard told MUTV's Inside Carrington that the Red Devils should focus only on the game at hand, instead of their 15-point advantage.

"We are at a crucial stage of the season and have to stay sharp, I think it's very important for us not to look at the table right now. People from outside will say we've put ourselves in a comfortable situation but it's very important for us to take it game by game so we don't get to relax," he stated.

"Of course, it's a good position to be in but it's something we cannot think about."

The Dane also revealed that the conduct of United veterans like Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs helped to keep the rest of the players grounded.

"I think you can feel it in the team now, especially with the more experienced players, that we're entering the late stage of the season when all the medals are going to be given out," Lindegaard shared.

"From Rio, Giggsy, Scholes and Vida, you can really feel it with the players who have done it before and see how determined they are and how important it is to them. The younger and less experienced players try to look to them leading us in the right direction, reminding us every day to stay sharp, not to relax and to keep going."

Sir Alex Ferguson's team will visit Sunderland at the Stadium of Light for the first time since losing out on last season's title this Saturday and Lindegaard admits he is looking forward to giving the Red Devils' fans something to cheer about this time round.

"I was injured at the time but had a feeling we were probably going to win. Unfortunately we didn't," Lindegaard stated.

"When you have an experience like that and if you feel something is against you, like the fans in Sunderland, hopefully it's something we can remember to use it in a positive way at the weekend. We'll go up there and be determined to win the game."



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