Ben Foster has had a difficult Manchester United career, with a string of injuries keeping out of the team before effectively blowing his big opportunity with the mistakes he made against the likes of City and Sunderland.

Rumours are rife that the English keeper is set to leave United but Sir Alex Ferguson seems keep on keeping him around.

“Ben’s ­unfortunate,” said Ferguson. “He has got fantastic talent, it’s just he made some mistakes earlier in the season. Tomasz Kusczcak got in and his form has been great. So what do I do? Pick Ben because he’s English or go with form? I have to go with form.”