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Two out, one in? - Manchester United look to shake up goalkeeper situation

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Manchester United have reportedly told Ben Amos he can leave, while Anders Lindegaard could be swapped for Norwegian international Ørjan Nyland

Manchester United are potentially looking to shake up their goalkeeper situation, with rumours Anders Lindegaard and Ben Amos will make way for Norwegian international Ørjan Nyland. 

According to the Daily Mail, Amos has been told he is free to search for a new club after 13 years of service to United. While, Anders Lindegaard could be used in a swap deal with Molde goalkeeper Nyland. 

The report states: ''Manchester United are stepping up their attempts to sign a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window after telling Ben Amos that he is free to find another club.

''Lindegaard, meanwhile, has been linked with Molde and a possible swap dealing involving Norway keeper Orjan Nyland. The 30-year-old Dane almost left Old Trafford last summer when Van Gaal made an unsuccessful attempt to hijack Kenneth Vermeer’s move from Ajax to Feyenoord with a player-plus-cash bid.''

Although both players have accumulated 17 years of service between them at United, neither of them have ever been given a prolonged spell in the first team in order to prove themselves.

Lindegaard, who was signed from Aalesund for a fee believed to be in the region of £3.5 million, has been at the club for four years now and has only managed 29 appearances in all competitions. Amos, who graduate through the club's academy, has managed just seven, with only one coming in the Premier League. 

Nyland, 24, is the subject of a potential swap deal with Lindegaard, but with three first team 'keepers already on the books - David de Gea, Sam Johnstone and Vanja Milinkovic-Savic - the Norwegian stopper is likely to find first team football tough to get at United and may not fancy the transfer - especially if Van Gaal gives the green light on a deal for Victor Valdes. 

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