It has been a tough season for the veteran Dutchman, who suffered two lengthy absences before being granted compassionate leave just before Christmas when his wife Annemarie suffered a brain haemorrhage.
Thankfully, his wife has recovered sufficiently well for Van der Sar to resume his career at Old Trafford, bringing a sense of stability to a side that had been struggling for consistent results.
"It feels really good to be back playing," Van der Sar told United Review.
"It has been a stop-start season for me and you miss your weekly routine of training and games.
"But if feels great to be back in the swing of things and playing for United again."