Anders Lindegaard has today put pen to paper on a new four-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2016. The 28-year old signed for us for £3million in January last year, he really came into his own last season, putting in some impressive performances.
He made his intentions clear from the off, he wouldn’t be happy as a back-up keeper to nobody. He certainly had his doubters though, with fellow Dane and Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel amongst them. He found himself the first-choice keeper at the turn of the year, however injury stopped him in his tracks.
Upon signing his deal, he told ManUtd.com “I’m very pleased to have signed a new contract,” Lindegaard told the club’s official website. “I’m glad and proud that the manager has shown the confidence he has in me by giving me a new deal.” He continued “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. It’s what I have dreamt of all my life and nothing makes me more proud than wearing the Manchester United badge.”
The keeper made 11 appearances for the first team last season, which included an impressive 7 clean sheets. He found himself first choice keeper on the tour due to David De Gea’s international commitments, and he could well be in-line to start in the club’s Premier League opener vs. Everton on August 20th.
Anders later took to Twitter to share his delight with the fans: