Football: Anders Lindegaard, Javier Hernandez leave Manchester United

Manchester United's Anders Lindegaard.
Manchester United's Anders Lindegaard.PHOTO: ACTION IMAGES

LONDON (Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion have signed goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard from Manchester United on a two-year contract.

The 31-year-old Denmark international joined Albion on a free transfer after passing a medical at the Hawthorns.

Lindegaard joined United in 2010 from Norwegian side Aalesund but made only 29 first-team appearances for the Old Trafford club, acting as back-up for Edwin van der Sar and David De Gea.

He is the third United player to join West Brom this year after midfielder Darren Fletcher and defender Jonny Evans.

Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen have bought Mexico striker Javier Hernandez from Manchester United as they look to plug the gap left by South Korean Son Heung Min, who joined Tottenham Hotspur last week.

"With this transfer we have managed to adapt our squad to the big challenges of the coming months," Leverkusen chief executive Michael Schade said in a statement on Monday. "After qualifying for the Champions League (group stage) we wanted to set a marker and we've managed to do that with Javier Hernandez."

No fee was disclosed but media reports put it at €13 million (S$21 million).

The 27-year-old Hernandez, who joined United in 2010 but spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, has signed a contract that will keep him at the Bundesliga club until 2018.