Anders Lindegaard
Anders Lindegaard has reportedly been released by Manchester United Getty

Manchester United have released goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard after failing his audition under new manager Louis van Gaal.

Reports from Norway claim the 30-year-old has been axed by van Gaal after three years at Old Trafford.

The goalkeeper was largely used as an understudy to Spaniard David de Gea and earlier this year said he wanted to remain at United.

In April he told Sky Sports: "I am like David (de Gea) and I would like to play in every match. I haven't done that this season. But when that is said, I am happy to get the chance to play. You always want to play, but that [my future] is not something I want to discuss with you now."

But his situation has changed since Van Gaal took the helm at Old Trafford, with the Dane likely to make way to either allow Ben Amos the chance to prove his worth or another keeper to come in.

The Denmark international has made just 29 first-team appearances for United since he moved to Manchester in 2010 from Norweigan side Aalesund for £3.5m.

His departure would leave just Amos to challenge for the number one spot at United, a position Van Gaal may not be comfortable with given Amos's lack of experience.