Man United keeper Lindegaard out for up to 6 weeks

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 that 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.

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