Manchester United have completed a deal to sign Denmark goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard from Norwegian club Aalesunds.
The 26-year-old has agreed terms on a deal running until the summer of 2014, moving for an undisclosed fee, although he is unable to feature until the transfer window re-opens in January.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson told his club's official website:"Anders is one of the brightest young keepers in the game.
"The challenge at Manchester United is always to look to the future and in Anders, we have signed a goalkeeper of great presence and even more promise.
"Having the time to train with him before he is registered will be an important period for him – almost like a pre season to get him integrated with the other players.
Lindegaard himself added:"Joining Manchester United is a dream come true for me. The club is such an institution in Denmark, it's an honour to come here.
"I'm looking forward to playing and training alongside some of the great players in football today.
"I can't wait to be part of this team and to make my contribution to keeping the team at the top of the game."