Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Edwin Extends Deal

Edwin Extends Deal

Edwin van der Sar, United's veteran Dutch goalkeeper has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club for another year.

The former Ajax, Juventus and Fulham man has been a huge success ever since his move in 2005. His outstanding form earned nothing but praise for him and now he's been rewarded with another year at United.

'Edwin's fit, he's lean, he's hungry and he can play for another two years, easy,' said Sir Alex Ferguson.

'It all depends on what what he wants. Our approach with players in their 30s is to give them one-year contracts and we've given him another one-year deal.'

'Edwin's probably got a new lease of life coming to United,' Ferguson added.

'He did well at Fulham having previously been with Juventus and Ajax, but coming to us has given him an extra spur that a lot of goalkeepers get at that age.

'He is good in the dressing room, too.

'He's not a terribly demonstrative person - he's not like Peter Schmeichel for instance - but what he says has an authority about it because he has been there and that experience and personality is helping.'

I hope his form will not deteriorate in the following season, for he's certainly our best keeper since Schmeichel. Foster and Kuszczak both need to improve to challenge for the No. 1 shirt so we still need the Dutchman.


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

Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday December 14 2006
Time: 7:40PM

Comments

0
i think foster should of been given number 1 next season hes done good for watford
rooneyisgod
14/12/2006 21:11:00
0
rooneyisgod, have u been watching the same games I have??? Foster's arial ability is awful! He's got an awful lot to learn before he should become United number 1. His potential is obvious though from his shot stopping.
getintoem
15/12/2006 10:59:00
0
Foster's inexperienced, that's all. He's definitely got the ability.
midlothian99
15/12/2006 16:13:00
0
Suprised me EVDS. I suppose it helps to play in a decent team.
SeasideEssexXile
21/12/2006 11:06:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

AUDIO: UWS Podcast 144 - Chelsea away

I still can't believe United didn't take all three points at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Times Running Out for Neville

Over in Spain our former defender, Gary Neville, faces what many feel could be a make-or-break couple of days.

Is Pochettino United's Man?

Splashed across the back page of a leading tabloid newspaper, this morning, was an interesting suggestion.

AUDIO: De Gea's Real Madrid deal

It's an eye opener!

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Chelsea (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea70%
Darmian0%
Blind0%
Smalling3%
Borthwick-Jackson6%
Carrick0%
Fellaini3%
Lingard3%
Mata6%
Rooney0%
Martial6%
Schneiderlin0%
Depay3%
Herrera0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 12:45PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (a)
FA Cup
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 8:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 6 2016 4:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)