Anders Rozenkrantz Lindegaard is a Danish professional football player who currently features for English and European giants Manchester United. He plays as a goalkeeper.
Lindegaard commenced his professional club football career at his local Danish club Odense Boldklub and made his debut for the first team in the Danish Superliga in a 3-1 victory over Silkeborg IF in November 2006.
Lindegaard was on the books of Odense between 2003 and 2009 but failed to make much breakthrough into the first team. In 2009 he joined Norwegian club Aalesund initially on a loan deal and was soon given a permanent contract. In 2009 he won the Norwegian Football Club and in 2010 was named the ‘Goalkeeper of the Year’ in both Norway and Denmark.
Manchester United signed Lindegaard from Aalesund in November 2010 on a three-year contract for a transfer fee of £3.5m. The Danish custodian trained with the first team but was unable to play for the Red Devils until January 2011 when the transfer window re-opened. He made his debut for Sir Alex Ferguson’s team against Southampton in a 2-1 victory in the FA Cup fourth round.
Lindegaard could never establish himself as a first-team regular and was always considered a backup goalkeeper. However, in August 2012 he signed a new four-year contract with United and is set to remain at Old Trafford until June 2016.