Solskjaer, who scouted Lindegaard during Aalesundâ€™s Europa League trip to Motherwell earlier this season, says the Danish international has the required skills with the ball at his feet to fit in with Unitedâ€™s ethos of possession play.
â€śItâ€™s dangerous to say, but heâ€™s very good with his feet so he reminds me of Edwin, in the way he can play football,â€ť Solskjaer told ManUtd.com.
â€śHe can pick out players and thatâ€™s one of the strengths of his game. I like that about him. He didnâ€™t have too many saves to make in the Motherwell game, but Iâ€™ve watched him on telly a few times for Denmark and heâ€™s a very good shot-stopper.â€ť
Solskjaer also spoke at length with Aalesund manager Kjetil Rehkdal, a fellow former Norwegian international, about Lindegaardâ€™s suitability for a role at a major club like United.
â€śKjetilâ€™s a very good friend of mine, and he says he has the mentality to be a number one goalkeeper,â€ť said Solskjaer. â€śOf course, thatâ€™s a good thing. And heâ€™s Danish, so we have to cross our fingers that heâ€™s like Peter Schmeichel!
â€śPlus Iâ€™m sure that with the coaching here heâ€™ll improve. You see potentially a very, very good keeper, and with the coaching here heâ€™ll be alright.â€ť