Manchester United outcast lined up for AC Milan switch

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Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard could be set for a January departure from Old Trafford.

According to reports from Italy cited by Danish newspaper BT, Serie A giants AC Milan are eyeing a swoop for the Danish stopper in order to fill the void left by the injury sustained to Marco Amelia.

The 2006 World Cup winner underwent surgery on Friday after suffering an injury to his left knee, leaving Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri with only the experienced but ageing Christian Abbiati in reserve.

Lindegaard joined reigning Premier League champions Manchester United from Tippeligaen outfit Aalesunds in 2010 and had made 18 league appearances for the Red Devils, often providing cover for the previously erratic David de Gea as the youngster initially experienced difficulties in adapting to the physical nature of the English top-flight.

However, he has seen his playing time dramatically reduce in recent seasons with Spaniard De Gea having established a reputation as one of the world's finest goalkeepers.

Such a reduction could persuade Lindegaard to leave Manchester United in order to seek regular first-team action, with the player's own agent having insisted that the transfer speculation surrounding his client is flattering.

"Of course it is flattering for Anders to be associated with big club names, but there are no concrete truth, I do not want to comment on," Michael Stensgaard was quoted by BT.

Manchester United, whose inconsistent start to the new campaign continued with a last-gasp draw away to newly-promoted Cardiff City last weekend, will look to secure their passage through to the knockout stages of the Champions League with a trip to face Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday night.

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