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Lindegaard urges Reds to kick their 'bad habit'

ANDERS Lindegaard has described Manchester United's "bad habit" of falling behind in matches this season as a major concern to everyone at Old Trafford.

When Jamie Mackie put QPR ahead at Old Trafford on Saturday, it was the 13th time this season United had gone behind.

The reply, through Jonny Evans, Darren Fletcher and Javier Hernandez, ensured it was the ninth occasion when United have been able to salvage the situation and claim victory.

"We should be concerned. It is a bad habit," said Lindegaard.

"We have to look at it. I just asked one of my team-mates afterwards, 'What would have happened if we hadn't conceded a goal?' It was like a wake-up call.

"It is a bad feeling to have conceded a goal in this match.

"It is very disappointing."

The sight of Nemanja Vidic in the stands prior to kick-off underlined the organisational skills being missed so badly in the Serbian's absence, but there are other areas of concern.

One revolves around Paul Scholes.

The 38-year-old is still capable of moments of inspiration but clearly lacks the energy required to be a physical threat and it was not until Scholes was replaced by Anderson after an hour that United really got going.

"Anderson turned the match around," said Lindegaard.

"He is one of the best players in the world at running with the ball, passing it and keeping the dynamic motion.

"He is a brilliant player."


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