With only another season left at Manchester United in Edwin van der Sar’s goalkeeping gloves, the Dutch maestro is contemplating a future that seems uncertain. Recently I have been stumbled across many instances where goalkeepers of van de Saar’s generation are moving on…some with their pants off (ala Oliver Khan and Asia)!
It seems that van der Saar is not so much confused about what to do with himself, rather he has become bored. Seriously, you get to a point in your career where the training becomes monotonous. You look for new challenges that are outside the usual sphere of goalkeeping, say, coaching or maybe golf at an exclusive resort?
“When you reach my age, you have to take it like that both in terms of the club and the player. You must always try to keep the pleasure in your game.
“When you don’t have that 100% desire any more, you can stop or go to a lower level or whatever.”
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Will EVDS stay at Manchester United? Will Ferguson have to blood Foster or Kuszczak as Manchester United’s next goal keeper or will Manchester United move for Craig Gordon?
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