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Foster: More Difficult Than I Thought

Ben FosterBen Foster made his competitive debut for United’s first team yesterday in our 1-0 win over Derby County. Following Chelsea’s 6-1 thrashing of Derby just a few days before, most United fans were rubbing their hands together imagining how many goals we were going to put past them. However, for periods in the game, it was Derby who looked more like scoring.

Thankfully, Foster played a blinder, making a couple of top class saves against Paul Jewell’s men. United collected all three points courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo’s 75th minute winner and claimed top spot in the league.

Foster has today spoken out about his debut, admitting the Derby game was more difficult than he’d imagined it being.

“I finally feel like a United player now! I’ve been here nearly three years and it’s good to finally get on the pitch for the first team in a competitive game,” he said. “I’m not one for nerves – I just take things in my stride and try not to think about things too much. It’s a big thing to come back from injury and to be thrown straight into the first team, but I thoroughly enjoyed it – though it was a bit harder than I thought!”

What are your thoughts on Ben Foster?

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  1. hima liem says:

    i think he was amazing.

  2. Kurt says:

    Looks like we have a new goalie.

  3. alan wood says:

    fantastic goalie its because not well done saves in hole 90 min respect to carol good goalkeeping but all the time in action

  4. Babak says:

    He was fantastic…. I am glad that hopefully Englands and Uniteds goalkeeping-position is secure for the upcoming years,….

  5. stuart says:

    If youre watching a game either at the match or on tv you can just see when a keeper is unsure of himself and lacking confidence especially with his decision making on crosses.I thought he was real calm showed confidence and made some great saves.Whens he gonna learn how to kick the ball though?

  6. fatmanwalking says:

    Finally someone with the potential to replace Schmeichel. He’s got the build, the grit, and with a lil more practice, the class to step into the great Dane’s shoes.

  7. Taehr says:

    Work on his kicking, but other than that he looked superb!

  8. Taehr says:

    But when he do connect with the ball what power he has.Fuckin ball ended up in the opposition penalty area.

  9. OMelhorDoMundo says:

    He was so composed and confident when coming out on the 1v1 situation with Miller and showed fantastic reflexes. Who should start on Wednesday? Foster or Kuszczak (he’ll return from suspension)

  10. Prasac says:

    superlatives after only one f****n match??Replacement for Schmeichel?He will never be England or United number one.Or he will be until some 100 yrds goal or own goal.And remember,crap keepers are good in first games and then are worst and worst.Give Kuszak or Foster 5 games in a row and you will see real disaster

  11. Mike says:

    Well I think he had a great game, I’m really curiouse abut him s it’ll be exiting to see if he kan progress and eventually fight for the no1 spot. I think it’s way to early to say he’s a replacement for Schmeichel and besides we have VDS and he’s a great keeper. I think Kuszak will be the first to leave his no2 spot for Ben but VDS will be harder to move since he’s an experienced and consistant keeper.

    Let’s get those italians again and let’s keep old of OUR no1 spot in the league!!!


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