Manchester United goalkeeper, Anders Lindegaard, has a signed a new four-year deal at the club which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2016.
The 28-year-old Danish ‘keeper was surprisingly chosen ahead of David De Gea several times last season but was sidelined after sustaining an ankle injury. The United number 34 was signed from Aalesund for £3.5m back in January 2011 and is clearly highly rated by Sir. Alex Ferguson.
The long-serving Red Devils boss was keen to express Lindegaard’s importance at the club:
“Anders is still relatively young for a goalkeeper, he has come on leaps and bounds since joining us last year. There is healthy competition in the goalkeeping department, which is always good for the team, albeit a headache for me.”
“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 after the disappointment of suffering an injury last season.”
Lindegaard was impressive for United at the beginning of last season and has established himself as a real threat to David De Gea for the No.1 spot again this season.
The player himself said about his new contract:
“I’m very pleased to have signed a new contract. 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.”