A move that has been on the cards for most of the season now appears to be imminent after Manchester United accepted a £6m bid from Birmingham City which will take goalkeeper Ben Foster to St Andrews. It will end a difficult period for the England international who failed to take a chance to be first choice at Old Trafford. He made several high profile blunders when deputising for Edwin van der Sar before Christmas allowing the Dutch veteran to reclaim his place once he had recovered from injury.
An opinion piece appeared in The Daily Mirror this week in which some interesting points were made with regards to the possible revamp being planned by Sir Alex Ferguson for Manchester United. It will certainly be the last of the teams he builds in his near quarter century at Old Trafford with even the exact number being debatable because of his ability to have one team morph into the next.
While 22 year old defender Jonny Evans is on the verge of pledging his future to Manchester United by signing a new, long term contract, goalkeeper Ben Foster has accepted the fact that he will have to leave Old Trafford if he’s going to give himself a chance of reviving his flagging career. And as far as he’s concerned his life goes on with a career at a new club.