Man Utd news – Lindegaard wants starters spot, Fergie: No longterm Hernandez problems, Rio: We can deal with pressure

Fergie: No longterm Hernandez problems.

Sir Alex Ferguson has denied claims that Javier Hernandez is suffering from a long-term neurological condition after the Mexican was hospitalised with a concussion after a training incident, according to the Guardian.

Chicharito was taken to hospital after being hit on the head with a ball. Ferguson said he appeared fine after the incident but was sick a few hours later as the team sat down for a meal.

Rafael Ortega, the doctor at Hernandez’s old club Chivas Guadalajara, revealed that the 23-year-old has been suffering with these problems since he was a teenager.

Ortega said: “I remember in his time as a youth player at Chivas he suffered from acute migraines. Originally it manifested itself as a headache but afterwards the symptoms disappeared. We had some studies done on him but that was six years ago and he has done well since.”

Ferguson insisted that although a concussion is not something he wanted for the young striker, is not something to worry about: “Concussion is something you don’t want to happen but usually time heals that and we’ll give Chicharito plenty of time. We won’t be rushing him back. I’ll bring him back only when the doctor tells me I can bring him back.”

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Lindegaard wants starters spot.

Anders Lindegaard hopes that he has done enough in Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the USA to make Sir Alex Ferguson consider making him his first-choice goalkeeper.

The Dane has been in top form for the Red Devils throughout their tour of the States and in a 45 minute performance against MLS All-Stars, he managed to prevent David Beckham from scoring against his former team.

David de Gea has already been selected to play against Manchester City in the FA Community Sheild but Lindegaard hopes his performances will give him a chance of standing between the sticks against West Brom in United’s first Premier League game of the season.

He told >I>ESPN: “I think it’s been very good, I’m satisfied. I said before the season that it was going to be very important how the goalkeepers perform because Edwin (van der Sar) has retired. I’m very satisfied with my own performances and, if I had the chance to do anything differently, I’m not sure I would.

“In general, I think I have improved in almost every aspect of the game. I’ve learned a lot of things. You have to increase your level and I think I have done that.”

Rio: We can deal with pressure.

Rio Ferdinand believes the pressure and expectations that are thrust on the Manchester United squad are part of being at the club and are something that each player must deal with if they are to be successful at Old Trafford.

The United centre-back insisted to ESP that the pressure from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City is something the team must thrive under, insisting that he wouldn’t have it any other away: “The pressure is not overwhelming, it is part of being a Manchester United player. You have to deal with all that stuff. It represents the difference between adapting to life at United and not because it is never going to change.”

The 32-year-old dismissed claims that Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad is getting weaker because of the amount of players who have left this summer and the number of members in the squad who are over 30: “I just don’t agree, we have other players who can step into those holes. You have people like myself, Nemanja Vidic, Park Ji-sung, Patrice Evra, Darren Fletcher, Wayne Rooney. I could go on.”

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