Foster determined to show United ‘what they are missing’

Ben Foster has said that he is keen to show his former employers and tonight’s opponents Manchester United ‘what they are missing’ and says he has no regrets following his summer move from Old Trafford to Birmingham.

Ben Foster

Foster admits he is loving his life at Birmingham, since moving there from Manchester United last summer for £6million. Tonight he faces his former club for the first time since leaving, and is keen to show them that they should have tried to keep hold of him, as Man United look in somewhat of a goalkeeper crisis.

With United’s Edwin Van der Sar set to retire at the end of the season, Fergie now finds himself in need of a new firstchoice keeper. Danish international Anders Lindegaard is the latest arrival at the club hoping to make the No.1 shirt his. But, despite swapping a team challenging for top honours for one battling to beat the drop, Foster insists he isn’t dwelling on what might have been.

Foster insists game time was all he was ever after and hopes his fine performances this term will have been noted by former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

“I’m loving it here, I’ve never enjoyed my football more” he said. “I don’t wish I’d stuck around at all. This is the best time I’ve had.”

“There is more pressure at United, without a doubt. Even if we drew there, it was the end of the world. I don’t keep up to date with what’s going on there, I look out for results but nothing more. I wouldn’t go back. I’m having more fun, that’s a huge part of football. It’s tough at United and in training it’s very serious. Even if we drew it was the end of the world, two points dropped, regardless if we got back into it in the last minute.

“At United, if you’re playing you are expected to be one of the best players in the world in your position. It’s as simple as that. Playing well is what you should do anyway. So perhaps here you do get more credit for playing well. I see match reports and see ‘unbelievable save from Foster’ when it was just routine. I’m like: ‘Don’t get carried away. It wasn’t that good.’”

“I’m not saying it’s not professional at Birmingham and I don’t want to be professional – there is more of a relaxed atmosphere here.”

“I feel I’m back to my best. I feel good and I’m enjoying my football.” Foster said, “It’s up to me tonight to show United what they’re missing.”


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