FOSTER WILL REPLACE VAN DER SAR NEXT SEASON?

Last updated : 21 May 2007 By editor

'Edwin Van der Sar will lose his status as Manchester United's first-choice goalkeeper following his blunder which handed the FA Cup to Chelsea. England keeper Ben Foster is set to replace Van der Sar as United's No.1 next season after Sir Alex Ferguson's patience with the erratic Dutchman finally snapped at Wembley.


'It is understood United's players blamed Van der Sar for hesitating in coming off his line to challenge Didier Drogba for the extra-time goal which gave Chelsea victory. Fergie has had misgivings about Van der Sar in recent weeks, following a series of blunders which threatened to undermine United's Premiership challenge and cast doubt on the veteran keeper's reliability.

'United's England players have raved about Foster to Fergie and he is ready to give him the chance to replace Van der Sar ahead of Tomasz Kuszczak, who will go out on loan next season - probably to Roy Keane's Sunderland.'