Friday 03 August 2012

Lindegaard signs new Man Utd deal

Denmark international commits to Old Trafford until end of 2015/16 season

Anders Lindegaard replaced David De Gea in goal for Man Utd in January

Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has signed a new four-year deal at Old Trafford.

The contract will keep the Denmark international at United until the end of the 2015/16 season.

Lindegaard, 28, signed for United in January 2011 and has made eight Barclays Premier League appearances.

"There is nowhere in the world I would rather be than right here"
- Anders Lindegaard

He took over from David De Gea as first choice in January 2012 before suffering a knee injury in training.

Lindegaard told United's website: "I'm glad and proud that the manager has shown the confidence he has in me by giving me a new deal.

"There is nowhere in the world I would rather be than right here. The competition for places is tough, as it should be in a club like this.

"It only makes us better as individuals and, more importantly, stronger as a team.

"It's what I have dreamt of all my life and nothing makes me more proud than wearing the Manchester United badge.”

Improvement

Ferguson said Lindegaard had improved enormously as a keeper since joining the club.

"There is healthy competition in the goalkeeping department, which is always good for the team, albeit a headache for me," he added.

"I am delighted he has signed a new contract and also delighted to see that he has clearly returned from the summer break in good shape."

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Key Points

  • Anders Lindegaard signs four-year deal with Man Utd
  • Dane is hoping to establish himself as first-choice keeper at Old Trafford
  • Boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Lindegaard has improved enormously