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Anders Lindegaard

Anders Rosenkrantz Lindegaard (born 13 April 1984) is a Denmark association football who plays as a Goalkeeper (association football) for Manchester United F.C., having joined the club in November 2010. Anders Lindegaard initially came through the ranks of hometown club Odense Boldklub, but left due to a lack of first team opportunities. Anders Lindegaard got Anders Lindegaard senior breakthrough winning the 2009 Norwegian Football Cup with Aalesunds FK. Anders Lindegaard was named 2010 Goalkeeper of the Year in both Denmark and Norway.

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Anders Lindegaard biography


Anders Rosenkrantz Lindegaard (born 13 April 1984) is a Denmark association football who plays as a Goalkeeper (association football) for Manchester United F.C., having joined the club in November 2010. Anders Lindegaard initially came through the ranks of hometown club Odense Boldklub, but left due to a lack of first team opportunities. Anders Lindegaard got Anders Lindegaard senior breakthrough winning the 2009 Norwegian Football Cup with Aalesunds FK. Anders Lindegaard was named 2010 Goalkeeper of the Year in both Denmark and Norway.

Anders Lindegaard represented Denmark at U19 and U20 level, before making Anders Lindegaard senior debut on 7 September 2010 against Iceland national football team.

Club career

Odense

Born in the Dyrup suburb of Odense, Lindegaard started Anders Lindegaard career at local Danish Superliga team Odense Boldklub (OB). Anders Lindegaard made Anders Lindegaard Danish Superliga debut in a 3–1 victory against Silkeborg IF on 19 November 2006. Anders Lindegaard made Anders Lindegaard UEFA competition debut on 30 July 2009, in a 4–3 win over FK Rabotnički. During most of Anders Lindegaard time in Odense, Anders Lindegaard was kept out of the team by Arek Onyszko, and Anders Lindegaard had two loan spells at Kolding FC, where Anders Lindegaard remained undefeated in the ten league games Anders Lindegaard got for the team, after it had lost the first four games of the season, and Aalesunds FK, who Anders Lindegaard would later join permanently. When Onyszko was sacked by Odense in June 2009 due to Anders Lindegaard being convicted for assaulting Anders Lindegaard ex-wife, Lindegaard was seen as Anders Lindegaard replacement. However, the arrival of Roy Carroll at Odense two months later forced Anders Lindegaard to move on.

Aalesund

In 2009 Anders Lindegaard joined Norwegian club Aalesunds FK on loan and later permanently. In 2009 Anders Lindegaard won the Norwegian Football Cup with Aalesunds. In 2010, Lindegaard was awarded Goalkeeper of the Year in both Norway and Denmark.

Manchester United

2010-11 season

Since early November 2010, Anders Lindegaard was reported to have become a target for English club Manchester United F.C.. However, former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel opined that Lindegaard was not yet ready for regular Premier League action. On 27 November 2010, Lindegaard joined Manchester United on a three-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee believed to be around Pound sterling3.5m. Anders Lindegaard trained with the first team throughout December, but Anders Lindegaard was unable to play for Anders Lindegaard new club until the transfer window re-opened on 1 January 2011. Lindegaard was officially registered with the Premier League on 6 January, and assigned the number 34 jersey.

On 29 January, Lindegaard made Anders Lindegaard Manchester United debut in a 2–1 victory against Southampton F.C. in the FA Cup 2010–11_FA_Cup Fourth_Round_Proper. Anders Lindegaard made Anders Lindegaard Old Trafford debut on 19 February in another FA Cup match, this time against the Conference National side Crawley Town F.C., in which United won 1–0. In March Anders Lindegaard underwent a knee surgery which would keep Anders Lindegaard out of action for five weeks.

On 16 May, Lindegaard played in the Manchester Senior Cup final for the Manchester United F.C. Reserves and Academy against the Bolton Wanderers F.C. Reserves and Academy, which United went on to win 3–1.

2011-12 season

On 14 September, Lindegaard made Anders Lindegaard first UEFA Champions League start for United against Portuguese side S.L. Benfica. The match ended in a 1-1 draw with Lindegaard winning critical acclaim for Anders Lindegaard performance. Manager Alex Ferguson, however, still decided to keep with first choice keeper David De Gea for the next match in the Premier League against Chelsea F.C.. Asked about challenging for the first-team spot, Lindegaard said: "What answer do you expect to that question? I've said a thousand times before I'm not here to pick my nose." On 18 October, Lindegaard was handed Anders Lindegaard second Champions League start for United. Anders Lindegaard played against FC Oțelul Galați, with the match ending in a 2-0 win for United, earning them their first Champions League Group stage victory.

On 1 October 2011, Lindegaard made Anders Lindegaard Premier League debut for United against Norwich City F.C. in a 2–0 win at Old Trafford. Lindegaard continued Anders Lindegaard run of clean sheets in Anders Lindegaard next four appearances in the Premier League, which included a 1-0 home win against Sunderland A.F.C. on 5 November, a 1-0 away win against Aston Villa on 3 December, a 5-0 away win at Fulham FC on 21 December and a 5-0 home win against Wigan Athletic F.C. in United's Boxing day fixture. Anders Lindegaard run of clean sheets in the league finally ended on 4 January away to Newcastle United F.C. when Anders Lindegaard was beaten three times in a game which United lost 3-0. A week later on 8 January, Lindegaard played Anders Lindegaard biggest game for Manchester United so far, a 3-2 win against Manchester City F.C. in the FA Cup. Anders Lindegaard was chosen again for the starting line-up the following week when United beat Bolton Wanderers F.C. 3-0. On Monday 30 January 2012, Anders damaged ankle ligaments in training, forcing Anders Lindegaard to miss the game against Stoke City F.C. the next day, along with the unwell David de Gea meaning youngster Ben Amos played between the sticks. Later in the week Alex Ferguson revealed Anders would be missing for 4–5 weeks and wouldn't be expected back until the home game with West Bromwich Albion F.C..

International career

Lindegaard has represented Denmark at under-19, under-20, and senior level. Anders Lindegaard made Anders Lindegaard debut for the Denmark under-19 national football team in September 2002, and played a 2003 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification 1–0 win over Switzerland on 13 October 2002. On 8 October 2010, Denmark faced Portugal national football team in another Euro 2012 qualifier. Early on in the game, with Denmark trailing 0–2, an injury sustained by starting goalkeeper Thomas Sørensen brought Lindegaard into action. Anders Lindegaard made many saves to keep Anders Lindegaard team in the game, but conceded a goal in the 85th minute to Cristiano Ronaldo for the 1–3 result. Lindegaard started the following Euro 2012 qualifier against Cyprus national football team, in which Lindegaard kept a clean sheet as Denmark won 2–0.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Lindegaard

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