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This Is Foster's Big Chance

Ben Foster's time has come at last. Long since touted as a future number one for United and England, he'll get the chance to prove he can live with the expectations at the highest level.

Somewhat unfortunate that his big chance comes along by virtue of an injury: Edwin van der Sar will miss up to eight weeks with a broken finger that required surgery. The experienced Dutchman will not return before the end of September, clearing the way for Foster.

Obviously, the 26-year-old will have limited time to impress as it's impossible to judge a goalkeeper over a two-month spell. Just remember Fabien Barthez who looked so good throughout his first season... But Foster will have to show himself to be calm, relaxed and reliable. He'll be under pressure: if his time between the sticks will be highlighted by a series of mistakes he could find himself easily on the fringes on Sir Alex's plans even though the manager has showed utmost faith in him so far.

But he can also stake his claim now - I'm sure Fergie will be eyeing his performances with keen interest. Foster's got it in him, that's certain, and hopefully he will fulfil his potential at United.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 6 2009

Time: 1:25PM

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I really hope he grasps this with both hands and goes on to be your No1. in a world cup year we really need one of the emerging keepers to step up, Foster and Hart look most likely, but need regular football
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06/08/2009 13:43:00

Yes yes yes, this is Foster's chance. And on injuries... he's had enough bad luck with them, it's about time he benefitted from one. I hope this is the opportunity he needs to become United's and England's no.1 for many years to come :)
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06/08/2009 18:13:00

This is it,I hope he takes it.For 2 months he can really concentrate on his first team chances and make the most of it and if he does then Sir Alex might just have a problem which I'm pretty sure he won't mind.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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07/08/2009 18:03:00

 

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