Anders Lindegaard looks set to leave Manchester United before the start of the new season…
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Manchester United have released Danish goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard from his contract, according to reports in the Guardian.
Sunnmorsposten, a newspaper based in Alesund where Lindegaard played for Aalesund FK before joining United in 2010, reported that the player had been let go by the Premier League club and that his agent, Michael Stensgaard, would be making a statement later on Wednesday.
“Spread your wings and fly #mufc #fly #manchesterunited,” tweeted the 30-year-old Lindegaard, seemingly confirming his imminent exit from Old Trafford, where he battled with Spain’s David de Gea for the position of first-choice keeper.
Lindegaard, who made 29 first-team appearances, will likely be replaced by either Ben Amos or Sam Johnstone – who will fill in as back-up to De Gea for the time being.
It seems unlikely that United manager Louis van Gaal will sign a replacement before the start of the new season, leaving one of the English stoppers the obvious choice.