United complete Lindegaard deal

United complete Lindegaard deal

Published Nov. 27, 2010 11:38 a.m. ET

Manchester United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard from Aalesunds for an undisclosed fee.

Lindegaard will train with United from now, but he will not be eligible to play until the transfer window re-opens in January.

Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted to get his man, commenting: "Anders is one of the brightest young keepers in the game.

"The challenge at Manchester United is always to look to the future and in Anders, we have signed a goalkeeper of great presence and even more promise.


"Having the time to train with him before he is registered will be an important period for him - almost like a pre season to get him integrated with the other players."

Lindegaard added: "Joining Manchester United is a dream come true for me.

"The club is such an institution in Denmark, it's an honour to come here.

"I'm looking forward to playing and training alongside some of the great players in football today.

"I can't wait to be part of this team and to make my contribution to keeping the team at the top of the game."