United keeper signs new deal
Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has signed a new four-year deal at Old Trafford
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Last Updated: 03/08/12 7:24pm
Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has signed a new four-year deal at Old Trafford.
Lindegaard, who joined United in January 2011, will now remain with the Red Devils until the summer of 2016.
The Denmark international impressed when called upon last season before a knee injury in February ended his campaign prematurely.
The 28-year-old has been first-choice keeper on United's pre-season tour with David De Gea on Olympic duty with Spain.
Lindegaard is delighted to pledge his long-term future to United and is determined to fight for his place at Old Trafford.
"I'm very pleased to have signed a new contract," Lindegaard told the club's official website. "I'm glad and proud that the manager has shown the confidence he has in me by giving me a new deal.
"There is nowhere in the world I would rather be than right here. The competition for places is tough, as it should be in a club like this. It only makes us better as individuals and, more importantly, stronger as a team.
"It's what I have dreamt of all my life and nothing makes me more proud than wearing the Manchester United badge."
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson welcomed the news of Lindegaard's contract extension and believes he has improved a lot since joining the club.
"Anders is still relatively young for a goalkeeper but he has come on leaps and bounds since joining us last year," noted Ferguson.
"There is healthy competition in the goalkeeping department, which is always good for the team, albeit a headache for me!
"I am delighted he has signed a new contract and also delighted to see that he has clearly returned from the summer break in good shape after the disappointment of suffering an injury last season."