Transfer Bin: Moyes to hand Manchester return to Kasper Schmeichel

Manchester United manager David Moyes could look to sign another goalkeeper – but could Kasper Schmeichel really be his man?

The Red Devils' boss has already added Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata this month, after completing a £37.1m deal to bring the Spaniard to Old Trafford.

With just two days of the transfer window, it doesn't look like United will be bringing any more players in, but the potential departure of Anders Lindegaard could change that.

The Denmark international is reportedly growing frustrated at his lack of first team opportunities, with David de Gea the clear first choice shot-stopper under Moyes. The former Aalesund goalkeeper voiced his concerns recently, suggesting that he needs more chances in the first XI.

“It is very frustrating. You want to show the best side of yourself when you get the chance. You can't do any more or less. That is how football is and that is how it is to be a goalkeeper. We don't have the luxury of being able to put ourselves on the scene. We have to wait for something to happen before we can show what we can do. A goalkeeper can't get the ball and go for a run to show what they can do as we are in a static position. We have to wait before we can help the team.” said Lindegaard.

“Two or four games - it is still not enough. I want to play more but I have to underline I am happy to be at United. To be part of the club, for me as a human being, is almost better than ever because of familiar things, and family and so on. It is a weird situation. In other years, I have played more but not felt as good as I do right now.” the 29-year-old added.

Whilst a deal to take Lindegaard away from Old Trafford before Friday's deadline looks unlikely, United have been linked with a shock move for Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel – obviously the son of ex-United hero Peter. Italian giants AC Milan have also been linked with a move for Schmeichel, who has been a key player in Leicester's ascent to the top of the Championship table.

The move seems incredibly unlikely, even if the report suggests that Schmeichel would be loaned straight back to Leicester to help the Foxes achieve promotion to the Premier League.

Schmeichel, who started his career with fierce rivals Manchester City, struggled in the top flight and whilst he may be a cheaper option as a backup than Lindegaard, it's doubtful that Schmeichel would come to sit on the United bench at this stage of his career – particularly as he battles with Lindegaard for the starting role for Denmark.

image: © Tom Brogan

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