Soccer

Man U loses Lindegaard for up to 6 weeks

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed Friday that keeper Anders Lindegaard will be sidelined for as much as six weeks because of ankle ligament damage.
Manchester United keeper Anders Lindegaard is likely sidelined for as long as six weeks. (Andrew Yates/Getty Images))

Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard will be out of action for as long as six weeks because of ankle ligament damage.

United manager Alex Ferguson says the 27-year-old Lindegaard will be on the sidelines for "at least four weeks, maybe five or six."

The injury means David De Gea is likely to start for the defending champions in Sunday's Premier League match at Chelsea.