Van der Sar aims dig at former Man Utd team-mate Foster

Date published: Thursday 18th July 2019 2:30

Ben Foster Edwin van der Sar Manchester United

Edwin van der Sar aimed at dig at former Manchester United team-mate Ben Foster on social media on Thursday.

Foster made 13 appearances during his time at Old Trafford, briefly filling in for Van der Sar between the sticks as the Dutchman recovered from a broken finger in 2009.

The Watford keeper couldn’t hold onto the number one jersey at United for long, though, with Van der Sar coming back to reclaim his spot.

Foster didn’t help himself at the time with his form under scrutiny at the time following a couple of high-profile mistakes in a Manchester derby.

The England international has made a good career for himself since being understudy to Van der Sar, with successful spells at Watford and West Brom.

Foster, enjoying pre-season training with the rest of the Watford squad, posted a picture of himself and the other Hornets goalkeepers with the caption: “Always the hardest workers.”

Before Van der Sar wasted no time in throwing a dig/bit of banter his way, he replied: “True although you needed to learn that a little bit when you were younger…”

Foster said back in February that he wants to try and emulate Van der Sar by playing until he is 40.

Foster said: “I was with him at Man United and I think when he signed he was actually 35. He learnt to look after himself properly.

“If he didn’t feel it, he didn’t train, and that was absolutely fine as long as he was fit for Saturday.

“He could have gone on for ­another two or three years. I think he just got bored in the end. He was just too good – he was ­awesome.”

 

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