Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish will be asking Man United for the service of England international keeper Ben Foster in the summer. The old friendship between McLeish and Sir Alex Ferguson will help this deal to go through. The expected departure of on loan keeper Joe Hart will force McLeish to look for a replacement and Foster is a good choice for the Scottish gaffer.
Manchester United’s philosophy of catching them young and let them develop under the system continues as latest goalkeeping target David De Gea has revealed he turned down a move to Wigan last year in order to keep his dream of replacing Edwin Van der Sar alive. The Atletico Madrid goalkeeper is on Sir Alex Ferguson’s radar as the United manager plans for life without the 39 year old Dutchman.
At some point during the next season Sir Alex Ferguson will have to make a decision which will be present him with an agonising dilemma. Goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar will turn 40 in six months time and while the giant Dutchman continues to show the same class that has been his hallmark throughout his long career, the time is fast approaching for him to hang up his gloves.