Anders Lindegaard


Anders Lindegaard
  • Full Name: Anders Lindegaard
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Birthday: April 13, 1984 (Age: 30)
  • Club: Manchester United
  • Height: 6' 4" (1.93m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
0 0 0 0 0

Anders Lindegaard

Lindegaard made his international debut in a Euro 2012 qualifier against Iceland and then replaced the injured Thomas Sorensen in another qualifier against Portugal. With Sorensen also pulling out of Denmark's Euro 2012 squad, Lindegaard can expect to start between the posts.

At club level, Lindegaard joined Manchester United on a three-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee in November 2010, with a view to potentially taking over from retiring goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar at the end of that season. The arrival of David De Gea threw a spannner in the works, though, and Lindegaard will battle the Spaniard for the No. 1 jersey.

A virtual unknown when he joined United, Lindegaard began his career at Danish side Odense Boldklub. He moved out on loan twice during his career with the club but, ironically, the arrival of former Manchester United custodian Roy Carroll in 2009 forced him to move on permanently and he joined Aalesund. Making an immediate impact, he won the Norwegian Cup and also picked up the Goalkeeper of the Year award, before sealing his big move to Old Trafford.

Upon joining United, the inevitable comparisons to the legendary Peter Schmeichel appeared, but the former United captain was blunt in his response when asked whether Lindegaard was good enough to claim the No. 1 spot: ''No. We are talking about Manchester United here,'' he said.

Strengths: Tall and commanding, he has a presence in goal and also boasts excellent reflexes.

Weaknesses: Not very experienced for an international, and his lack of regular match time could hinder his ability to hit the ground running.

Career high: Sealing a move to Manchester United in November 2010.

Career low: Missing out on the Denmark's 2010 World Cup squad.

Style: Brave, strong, commanding, a big presence in goal.

Quotes: "I want to be the best. I want to be first choice. I am not here because I want to be on the bench.'' Lindegaard tells the Manchester Evening News of his intentions in January 2011.

Trivia: His middle name is Rosenkrantz.

Euro 2012

Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0