Last updated : 10 May 2007 By Ed

Ben Foster expects to play a lesser role next season once he returns to United.

"It will be massively disappointing," he told Sky Sports News. "I have had two good seasons out on loan and love playing week in and week out, being first-choice goalkeeper.

"I love everything that goes with it, you get so much confidence knowing you are going to play every Saturday.

"You can go out so confident knowing you are a great goalkeeper, whereas if you only get the odd game you know you have got to impress and it comes with a bit of added pressure.

"But in the long run I have got to look at my long-term future at United and hopefully it is going to lie there and if it means spending a season on the bench and biding my time, then so be it."

"If you are not playing, you can't expect to be picked for your national team and that is part and parcel of playing for England," admitted Foster.

"You have to be playing and playing well and if you are not playing, then you can't expect to be picked."