From Denmark

Anders Rosenkrantz Lindegaard is a footballer of Danish origin and is the goalkeeper of the successful Manchester United team. He was born on 13 April 1984 at Dyrup, Denmark and his progress to senior level came via Odense Boldklub, his hometown club.

When opportunities became scarce, he was awarded with a breakthrough by Aalesund in the 2009 Norwegian Football Cup. He also holds the distinction of being awarded by both Norway and Denmark as 2010 Goalkeeper of the Year.

His first senior appearance came against Iceland on 7th September, 2010 and before that he also played for Denmark under U19 and U20. Under the net he has fantastic reach and he uses his full 6.4” frame to optimum level tending the goal. After Aalesund he joined Manchester United in 2010 and still continues to play for the club where he wears the number 13 Jersey. His contract with the club was for the period of three and half years and Lindergaard reportedly fetched a price of about £3.5 ml for it. His debut with the club ended in a 2-1 victory over Southampton in the 4th round of the FA Cup.

Lindegaard had been the apprentice of De Gea the United’s goalkeeper and Alex Ferguson gave him the chance to play in his last game of the Premier League. The match was a draw with the scores standing at 5-5 but Lindegaard got rewarded with a Premier League medal for achieving 10 Premiership games.

On his international career, he had appeared 8 times for Denmark. They won’t be at the World Cup sadly.

Other honors, he holds include one appearance in the Norwegian football cup in 2009, Danish Cup appearance in 2007 with his hometown club Odense Boldklub, and Premier League appearance in 2012-13 season and FA Community Shield in 2011 and 2013. His individual award includes the Kniksen award in 2010 and the Danish Goalkeeper of the Year for 2010.