Phil Jones helps Anders Lindegaard preserve bizarre record


Anders Lindegaard has yet to play in a Premier League draw. A record which stands after the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea at the weekend.

Yesterday saw Old Trafford as the venue for many an end to a record streak.

Before the fixture with Chelsea Sir Alex Ferguson had led his side to 66 games in a row at Old Trafford in which they scored but Petr Cech’s clean-sheet put an end to that run.

It also saw the end of Manchester United’s impressive disciplinary record this Premier League season. That ended when Rafael decided to boot David Luiz in the leg and with a little help from his Brazilian compatriots amateur dramatics he was sent for a slightly earlier bath.

But one record does still stand after the fixture.

Anders Lindegaard was given the chance to highlight his qualities to the United hierarchy in the fixture as Sir Alex decided to rotate his squad with the title already wrapped up. For the Dane it was an opportunity to do one of two things. Firstly; remind everyone at United that he is still there and just waiting for an opportunity and secondly; put himself in the shop window ahead of the summer.

It has been a tough season for the Dane. His number one spot in the Danish national team is now under threat from the likes of Kasper Schmeichel after officially losing the battle for the number one spot at United.

But the result did not put an end to his own bizarre record in the Premier League; as was highlighted prior to kick-off by Twitter’s resident stat-man OptaJoe:

That record is now 17 without a draw after the defeat so the deflected effort of Juan Mata that sneaked past the Dane via Phil Jones.

With two games left of the season against Swansea and West Brom he won’t mind that record continuing if he can help secure wins against both sides and potentially earn himself a move away from the club this summer.

Do you think Anders Lindegaard will be at Old Trafford next season?

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