Anders arrives at Carrington - watch the video to see Lindegaard at the training ground

Lindegaard factfile

DOB: 13 April 1984, Odense
Previous club: Aalesunds FK
Debut: 15 March 2009 v Tromsø
Appearances: 59
Former clubs: Odense
International Caps: 4 for Denmark

"We've got to prepare for the day when Edwin finally bows out. That's the main reason [we've signed Lindegaard], to protect us for the future."

- Sir Alex Ferguson
27/11/2010 09:07, Report by Adam Bostock

Boss greets Lindegaard deal

Sir Alex Ferguson is delighted to have landed Danish goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard.

The manager confirmed to MUTV on Friday morning that talks with the 26 year-old's club Aaselund FK, in Norway, have been successful and the Danish international will become a United player in the new year.

"We've completed that deal," said Sir Alex. "All the negotiations are over and he'll join us in January."

The boss added that the move for Lindegaard is very much about forward planning, for the scenario when United's number one Edwin van der Sar, now 40, hangs up his gloves at the end of an illustrious career.

"We've got to prepare for the day when Edwin finally bows out," said the boss. "I think that's the main reason [we've signed Lindegaard now], to protect us for the future."


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