Van der Sar to pen new deal

United Legend Edwin van der Sar is set to sign a new £90,000 a week deal at Manchester United whose current contract is due to expire this summer.

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The news come as a joy to all United fans including me that the goal keeping duties, which were a concern for the Red Devils next season, will probably be performed by the most consistent goal keeper of the Premier League, Van der Sar.

Van der Sar joined the Red Devils in 2005 from Fulham as he rediscovered himself and carried on a sensational form for his new side that won Manchester United many silverware including the Champions League in 2007-08 and Premier League 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09. The most notable achievement of Van der Sar with Manchester United is that he had gone 1,311 minutes without conceding a goal in the league which is a record to beat. These clean sheets were a major factor in United clinching their 11th Premiership title. With a total of 21 clean sheets he also won the Barclays Golden Glove for 2008–09. For all his contributions and achievements, manager Sir Alex Ferguson considered him the best goalkeeper to play for the club since Peter Schmeichel.

The 39-year-old shot stopper had been delaying the decision whether to carry on playing or to hang his boots (and gloves;)). Various Newspapers and Media sources suggest that Van der Sar in now on brink of agreeing to a fresh deal while he monitored the health of his wife Annemarie, who suffered a brain haemorrhage two days before Christmas. It seems that that Annemarie is now in a very better condition and well on the way to a full recovery back in Holland which will allow Van der Sar to seriously consider his future at Old Trafford.

I would really love to see Van der Sar up and kicking next season and to be very honest, even if he retires, I dont think there is such a talent available in market who can replace Van der Sar immediately. I wish i could get a pair of signed goal keeping gloves by Van der Sar before he quits 🙁


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