Manchester United have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a three ad a half year deal from Aalesunds.
The Danish stopper completed a medical earlier this week and will move to Manchester but will only be eligible to play when the transfer window open in January. United have been in the market for a new keeper with the uncertainty over Edwin Van Der Sar’s retirement and the signing has pleased Sir Alex who said:
“Anders is one of the brightest young keepers in the game. The challenge at Manchester United is always to look to the future and in Anders, we have signed a goalkeeper of great presence and even more promise. Having the time to train with him before he is registered will be an important period for him – almost like a pre season to get him integrated with the other players.”
Whilst Lindegaard himself stated:
“Joining Manchester United is a dream come true for me. The club is such an institution in Denmark, it’s an honour to come here. I’m looking forward to playing and training alongside some of the great players in football today. I can’t wait to be part of this team and to make my contribution to keeping the team at the top of the game.”