Anders Lindegaard
Louis van Gaal will allow Anders Lindegaard to leave Manchester United on a free transfer Getty

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly ready to allow goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard's transfer from the club after he was deemed surplus to requirements by the manager.

According to talkSPORT, the Red Devils are willing to let the Danish stopper leave on a free transfer despite the player having one year left on his current deal with the club.

United are facing a crisis, with all goalkeepers in the squad facing an uncertain future. The Dutch manager's first choice, David de Gea, is linked with a move to Real Madrid, with Spanish publication AS reporting that Van Gaal has asked the club to allow the Spaniard to complete his move, while Victor Valdes, who was only signed in January this year, has been asked to leave the club.

Sam Johnstone, who is the third choice keeper at the club, and featured heavily during United's pre-season tour of the United States, is also desperate for regular football and according to the Daily Mail, he is keen to go on loan to Preston North End, who are interested in signing him for the 2015/16 campaign.

Lindegaard was hoping to remain with the club and capitalise on the uncertain goalkeeping situation, which could likely see the two Spaniards leave the club. But the report claims the Dutchman has made it clear to the stopper that he does not have a future at Old Trafford.

The 20-time English champions have already added Argentine 'keeper Sergio Romero on a free transfer from Sampdoria, but it is believed that Van Gaal will dip into the market for another stopper in the event of De Gea's departure from the club.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Ajax's Jasper Cillessen is the United manager's top choice to replace the Spanish international. It is claimed that the club already have an agreement in place with the Eredivisie outfit.