Will Anders Lindegaard Be Van Der Sar Replacement at Manchester United?

Daniel GoochAnalyst IJuly 29, 2010

Danish goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is being lined up to become the long-term replacement for Edwin van der Sar in the Manchester United goal at Old Trafford.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has had an eye on a number of big names across Europe to fill the shoes of the 39-year-old Dutchman for when he eventually calls time on his career.

Ben Foster was meant to be his replacement when he arrived at United from Stoke for £1 million back in 2005. Unfortunately he has failed to impress Sir Alex in goal.

Foster was sold to Birmingham for £6 million this summer, leaving Ferguson with two other understudies for Van Der Sar this season—Tomasz Kuszczak and Ben Amos.

The goalkeeper in France's appalling World Cup team, Manuel Neuer, was also a possibility, as was CSKA Moscow's Igor Akinfeev

It now appears that Lindegaard is the main target for the Red Devils. Some have considered him to be the new Peter Schmeichel, so he has a lot to live up to.

At the moment he is playing for the Norwegian team, Aalesunds. He has been impressing many people and has caught the eye of the rest of Europe.

Lindegaard's agent, Michael Stensgaard, has revealed that a move to a bigger European club may not be too far way for him.

Stensgaard said, "Anders has been playing at a very high level for a long time now and that has been noticed around Europe."

"He absolutely has the ability to play in the Premier League."

Will he be the new goalkeeping sensation at United or will he be a flop that disappears into the crowd?