Man Utd keeper ready to fight for place

The 26-year-old made his first appearance at Old Trafford in the win over Crawley Town in the FA Cup on Saturday.

“It felt very good,” he told the club’s official website.

“You ask yourself how you will do, and I felt good. I felt confident. I felt I was in the right mindset.

“So it was a good experience. It was the same against Southampton, it’s a big match. It may be against a lower division team but it gives you a taste for more.

“I’m not here to pick my nose. I’m here because I want to play.”

He added on the 1-0 win over Crawley: “Crawley did a great job. It’s a cup match and I’ve heard from the manager in the last few days that in the FA Cup anything can happen.

“This match was evidence of that. With a bit more luck, Crawley could have scored.

“In an FA Cup match with the score at 1-0, the end of the game is bound to be hectic. But we dealt with it and we are happy with the win, even though it wasn’t pretty.

“We just have to forget this match and move on. We didn’t do well and we should get the level much higher for the rest of the season. This wasn’t good enough.”