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Former Man United goalkeeper to make shock Premier League return after agreeing deal with league rivals

Manchester United have agreed a deal to let goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard join Premier League rivals Burnley until the end of the season, following the injury of first choice custodian Tom Heaton.

Heaton has had surgery on his disclosed shoulder recently and is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, so Clarets manager Sean Dyche wants sufficient back-up for Nick Pope who is now the club’s first choice ‘keeper.

According to BBC Sport, Lindegaard spent a week training with Burnley before signing on the dotted line.

The 33-year-old was a free agent after being released by Preston last year. He conceded eighteen goals in ten games for the Championship outfit.

The Denmark international has made five appearances for his country, winning the Danish Goalkeeper of the Year award in 2010.

He played 29 games for the Red Devil’s between 2010 and 2015, in which time he picked up a Premier League winners medal and two Community Shield’s.

Speaking on his arrival, so say BBC Sport, Burnley’s new boy said:

“I am here to try and sharpen up the competition in the goalkeepers’ department, “It seems like an honest place and a very hard-working place and I appreciate being a part of it.”

 

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