Fergie Assures Foster

Last updated : 02 March 2009 By Sam
Foster is currently only managing to play infrequently because of the form of veteran keeper Edwin van der Sar but Fergie has assured United's Carling Cup Final man-of-the-match that his time will come when he will claim the number one jersey from the Dutchman.

"The future is his," said Fergie.

"The present belongs to Edwin van der Sar, that's obvious.

"But, given that experience in a final, it strengthens my belief Ben will be England's goalkeeper for the next number of years."

"He is a very strong character. He has to be, to have come through two cruciate knee injuries. It takes a tremendous amount of sacrifice to get through that and recover to do what he did.

"It is difficult to keep them all patient. But there's no other way."