Manchester United consider swapping Lindegaard for Orjan Nyland

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Manchester United could be set to swap Anders Lindegaard for Orjan Nyland in January.

Earlier this week, Manchester United's executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said that the club wouldn't be looking to make many - or even any - deals in the January transfer window.

However, the press continue to speculate over potential arrivals at Old Trafford in the New Year, and the latest involves the goalkeeping situation.

Spanish international David De Gea has had a stunning season so far, demonstrating why many consider him to be the best goalkeeper in the Premier League.

Yet with his contract running out in 2016, Real Madrid are hoping to lure the former Atletico Madrid stopper back to the Spanish capital, with no deal reached over an extension at United.

De Gea's compatriot Victor Valdes has been training with the Red Devils in recent weeks after seeing a move to Monaco fall apart due to a knee injury, and the expectation was that the ex-Barcelona star would join on a free transfer in January.

However, the Daily Mirror report that manager Louis van Gaal may have other ideas.

They state that Danish goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has finally had enough of playing second fiddle to De Gea, and the former Aalesund custodian will head back to Norway in January.

Yet whilst that's all totally feasible, there's a twist - the Mirror report that United will complete a swap deal with Molde, which will see their goalkeeper Orjan Nyland head in the opposite direction.

The 24-year-old recently played at Wembley as Norway's first choice stopper in their 1-0 defeat to England, conceding a goal from the penalty spot - which was scored by United star Wayne Rooney.

It would be quite a strange move from United - somewhat similar to the one which saw Lindegaard sign for the club in 20100 - and could raise question marks over the plans to bring Valdes in.

Signing two goalkeepers in one transfer window would be bizarre from United, particularly considering their deficiencies in defence, but one thing seems clear; Lindegaard's United career appears to be coming to an end as he searches for first team football.

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