Ben Foster was Man of the Match against Tottenham Hotspur in this weekend’s League Cup final, making a couple of good stops during the match, as well as saving the first penalty in the shoot-out.
He has been unlucky with injuries in his time at United, but Sunday was certainly his chance to shine and show people exactly what he’s capable of.
Foster isn’t sure what role he will play with the club next season, but is sure that he wants to stay here for many years to come, lifting more trophies along the way.
“I don’t want to even think about leaving United,” said Foster. “The two years I had on loan at Watford, playing week in, week out, were great. I want that here. I’ve not spoken to the manager about next season so I don’t know how things will pan out. I have just got to keep doing my best and we will see what happens. I am at the biggest club in the world and I want to stay here for as long as I can. Hopefully, I’ll have a decade or more here and I want this Carling Cup to be the first of many more trophies to come my way.”
Sir Alex Ferguson has already claimed Foster will be the future England number one and our keeper made the first step towards doing that at the weekend.
“I’ve got my eyes on being in the England squad for the World Cup finals in South Africa next summer. That’s a big target for me, like any player,” Foster added. “David James is the England No1 but there are a lot of keepers scrambling for places underneath him — Green, Carson, Kirkland, Robinson, Hart. I’ve not been in a squad since Fabio Capello took over because of injuries. And I accept Capello can’t pick anyone who isn’t playing regularly.”
Forgetting England, will Foster be our number one next season?
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