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Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has handed manager Sir Alex Ferguson a massive boost by pledging to stay at Old Trafford for another year.
The Dutch international is out of contract at the end of the season and will celebrate his 37th birthday on Monday.

However, he remains United's No 1 and is keen to sign a new deal to assist the development of his long-term replacement, Ben Foster.
Van der Sar hopes to open talks regarding an extension to his time at United in December, and hinted that his new role could involve coaching.

He said: "My agent has not heard anything official from the club yet, but I expect to hold talks with the relevent people soon.

"Last year we extended my contract in December, so that could well happen again.
"I'm very happy here. I'm playing at a very high level every week and with my experience I can maybe help the younger players a lot in the future.

"You can guess what I will do if and when I get a new offer from the club."
Van der Sar joined United from Fulham in the summer of 2005 and has cemented his place as first-choice keeper.

Tomasz Kuszczak was brought in from West Brom to act as Van der Sar's deputy, but Foster is seen as United's eventual No 1.

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good news tbh. i mean if i was ben foster i would love having a keep with his experience and knowledge around to help me develop and its good to see vds having a love for the club and maybe take up a coaching role.
bad news for tommy tho, he surely cant be happy be portrait as the understudy
 

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From what he says I think he'd like to stay on as our goalkeeping coach when he stops playing. Let's hope he does stay on. :D
 

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carlyluvsunited said:
Maybe Huntelaar arrives though :)
I don't like Huntelaar that much, he's an 'Ajacied' (that's how players of Ajax are called.) But once he's a Mancunian he maybe will be one of my favourites.
 

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ye foster was amazing out on loan with watford..
but if fairplay to Kuszscack, when he has come in this season he has looked a bit more assured. I cant remember what game it was, might have been Roma, he made a few quality saves.
and on the huntelaar subject, dont kno too much bout him, heard alot tho
what kind of striker, Ruud or....
 

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Terrific news. After a slight dip in his form towards the end of last season, Van der sar has come back as good as ever this season. Solid, assured and brilliant whenever he was called into action. The calmness he brings into the defence is priceless and I felt it was vital that we keep him here for another year.


Kuszczak has looked very good whenever he played. People credit Foster for his brilliant season for watford but forget that Kuszczak had an amazing season himself with west brom in the premier league, he was brilliant. Im guessing one of them is going to go out on loan next season, Foster most likely as he needs games after his long injury lay off. Things are looking bright in the goal keeping department though. Great news.
 
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