Lindegaard’s agent confirms desire to leave Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Anders Lindegaard’s agent Michael Steengaard has told Danish television that the goalkeeper is looking to leave Manchester United and join another club.

Having been United’s reserve goalkeeper since joining in 2010, Lindegaard is keen to play more first-team football and knows he is unlikely to get that at Old Trafford due to David de Gea‘s position as the undisputed No.1

Speaking about his current situation, his agent said: “In 2010 he switched Aalesund out with Manchester United and after a fierce battle with De Gea, the Lindegaard realises that he will not get much game time at Old Trafford next season.

“Therefore, Manchester United has now given him permission to look for a new club.

“It is a joint decision between Anders and Manchester United. Anders has reached an age where he wants to play a little more. Therefore, we will now go out and explore prospects for a little more time.

“The prospects are not good at United, where it is difficult to De Gea in front of them. So now Donald try to look like after some playing time somewhere else.

“Manchester United have been very fair in the process, and they understand Donald’s wishes. They can understand it. There is nothing concrete in the pipeline, and we are open most of the time.”

Lindegaard has been a more than able reserve goalkeeper for United and at 30, he has plenty of time to forge a career elsewhere.

From United’s perspective, it doesn’t change much as both Ben Amos and Sam Johnston have been given squad numbers this season and one of them will now become De Gea’s understudy.

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