Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

This Is Foster's Big Chance

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.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday August 6 2009
Time: 1:25PM

Comments

0
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
oxfordspur
06/08/2009 13:43:00
0
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 :)
Man utd champions
06/08/2009 18:13:00
0
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)
07/08/2009 18:03:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Set to Lose Out To City

In the chase for a teenage winger.

De Gea, Rooney, Smalling and Rashford - All Out!

Last night was, how you might say, an eventful night for some of the Manchester United players participating in the Euro 2016 Finals, in France.

United - Armenian Chase Update

It seems that almost every day there is a different slant brought to us when it comes to the possible signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who would you prefer United to sign?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Zlatan Ibrahimovic25%
Robert Lewandowski68%
Neither7%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dobechukwu1
2.expertdocs1
3.Cathal P Forde1