Anders Lindegaard has said that he is looking to do well in Manchester United colours. The FA Cup fifth-round tie at Old Trafford should have been a game to remember for the keeper as he made his first appearance in front of the Stretford End following his January move to the Reds from Norwegian side Aalesunds.
Instead, the 26-year-old walked off the pitch a relieved man as the Blue Square Bet Premier side almost pulled off what would have been the shock of the century.
“This wasn't good enough,” Anders Lindegaard said. “We can't be proud of what we did out there.
Manchester United new-boy Anders Lindegaard has got advice from ex-United keeper Roy Carroll.It is quite possible Anders Lindegaard would never have ended up at United had Carroll not arrived in Denmark.
His first-team place blocked, Lindegaard moved to Norway, producing a series of stellar performances for Aalesunds that secured him a £3.5million move to Old Trafford.
And, having remained in contact with Carroll, the Northern Ireland international proved to be an invaluable source of advice ahead of his dream move.
"It is an ironic situation I suppose," reflected Lindegaard.
Manchester United's new goalkeeping acquisition, Anders Lindegaard is determined not to simply warm the bench (or a seat in one of the Manchester United Hospitality Packages) and to challenge for the number one jersey.
Manchester United have completed the capture of Anders Lindegaard from Aalesunds FK on a three-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The 26-year-old will train with United next month but will not formally join the Red Devils until the transfer window opens in January.
Capped four times by Denmark, Lindegaard's arrival will inevitably draw comparisons with Peter Schmeichel, who was two years older when he arrived at Old Trafford.
However, Lindegaard is initially seen as a deputy for veteran first-choice Edwin van der Sar, who could retire at the end of the season.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has hinted their goalkeeper search will not end with the signing of Aalesunds No1 Anders Lindegaard.
Ferguson admits he may seek a more established name to replace Edwin van der Sar in the summer.
He said: "We haven't finalised our thoughts on the goalkeeping situation.
"Edwin has massive experience and you can't buy that, so it's a difficult one because he has been a great goalkeeper and will be hard to replace."