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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