"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."

- Anders Lindegaard

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20/12/2010 13:18, Report by Nathan Thomas

Lindegaard on board

Recent Reds signing Anders Lindegaard has started training with his new team-mates at Carrington.

The 26 year-old's acquisition was announced on 27 November and while he must wait until January before he's eligible to play for the club, the Danish goalkeeper is now acclimatising to life at Carrington and getting to know his United colleagues.

Lindegaard arrives with plenty of games under his belt this year, after finishing fourth in the Norwegian league with previous club Aalesunds FK. Anders comes with high acclaim too, with former Tottenham goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt among his admirers.

“He has an impressive overall game – he’s got good hands, is confident with crosses and has good presence," said Thorstvedt, who's been able to watch Lindegaard while working as a pundit for Norwegian TV.

Another famous Norwegian, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has also praised the big Dane.

“It’s dangerous to say but he’s very good with his feet which reminds me of Edwin (van der Sar)," Solskjaer told us, prior to his departure.

"Lindegaard can pick out players and that’s one of the strengths of his game. I like that about him."

It remains to be seen whether United will sign anyone else in January but for now the squad heads into the New Year already with one promising addition.

More: Reds sign Danish stopper | Shades of Edwin | Boss greets Lindegaard deal


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