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Lindegaard: We must not get complacent

March 27, 2013
By ESPN staff

Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard says Manchester United must keep their feet on the ground and play each game as it comes as they look to seal the Premier League title.

Anders Lindegaard
PA PhotosMan United reserve keeper Anders Lindegaard

United have a 15-point lead over rivals Manchester City going into the final eight games of the season and should go on to lift their 20th championship. But Lindegaard, 28, will not get complacent and believes the level heads of the experienced players in the squad will make sure they do not slip up.

"We are at a crucial stage of the season and have to stay sharp," he told MUTV. "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.

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

"From Rio [Ferdinand], 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."