Anders Lindegaard says Tony Pulis convinced him to leave Manchester United for West Bromich Albion as the keeper joins Javier Hernandez in making a last minute exit from Old Trafford. Lindegaard, who spent the last five years at United failing to take hold of the number one position, appeared set to stay at the club as they fight to keep David De Gea from Real Madrid's clutches.
But he revealed that Pulis' sell was enough to help him decide that a move is best for his future, with United appearing to show little confidence in his ability to be top stopper. "I had a good chat with Tony Pulis - I must call him the 'gaffer' now - and he convinced me it would be a good move for me and the club," Lindegaard told the official West Brom website.
"From there things moved very quickly. I was very keen to get it done so I can just concentrate on the thing that matters most, the football. I am very happy to join and hope I can make a big contribution this season."
Goalkeeping coach Jonathan Gould said Lindegaard would fit into the West Brom fold very quickly, saying: "Anders has an international pedigree, he's a big guy and been part of a very good team at Manchester United. He knows Fletch and Jonny Evans already - I'm sure he will fit in very well."
The exodus at United has been rather astounding thus far with Louis Van Gaal showing no sentimentality in his efforts this summer. Javier Hernandez had just returned from Real on loan but has joined Bayer Leverkusen on a permanent basis after sealing the deal with the Bundesliga club.
Hernandez joined the club for around £8.5m, after having made a decent impact during his season with Real Madrid. It wasn't enough to impress Van Gaal though as the manager said goodbye to the Mexican international who contributed 59 goals in 156 appearances to the club.
Meanwhile on the same day United forward Adnan Januzaj sealed a move to Borussia Dortmund on loan. The youngster appears to still be in Van Gaal's long-term plans but his chances of first team football are clearly limited with the Red Devils as they look set for some last-minute activity in the transfer window.