Danish goalkeeper Andres Lindegaard could be set for a rare outing in the first-team at Manchester United after the Premier League club are having their fingers crossed about the fitness of first choice goalkeeper, David de Gea.
The Spaniard dislocated his finger during the recent international break and he is a major doubt for the weekend’s clash against Arsenal. Lindegaard, who often was preferred as the first choice during his early spell at the club, is yet to make a Premier League appearance this campaign. Last season, he featured in only three matches throughout the campaign.
This absolute lack of first-team action has resulted in rumours that he may be set for a transfer away from United in the January transfer window. Lindegaard appeared to dispel those rumours with an Instagram post showing his loyalty to United. The 30-year-old saw a lot of first-team action during the 2012-13 season whende Gea had just arrived at United and was struggling to live up to his £ 18 million transfer fee. It is learnt that the 23-year-old dislocated his finger during training and he was immediately ruled out of the matches against Belarus and Germany. This is not the injury that would be a welcoming news to United manager Louis Van Gaal.
United are also interested in the possibility of signing former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who is available on a free transfer. It has been rumoured that Lindegaard would be allowed to leave in January with Valdes coming as his replacement. The Spaniard appeared set for a move to Monaco before an anterior cruciate ligament injury did not just bring his Barcelona career to premature end, but it also has left him without a club until now. As a veteran of several great seasons with the Spanish club, Valdes will find no shortage of takers.