It was reported that Ben Foster was about to be offered a new four-year-deal which would double his wages back in June and today our keeper put pen to paper on the contract extension.

“I’m really happy to commit my future to the club,” he said. “The team spirit here is fantastic and working alongside Edwin and Tomasz has been a great influence on my career.”

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that Foster is the man to replace Edwin Van der Sar, something 40% of RoM readers thought should happen this coming season, 45% thought in 2010/2011, whilst 15% thought he wasn’t good enough.

“We are delighted that Ben has signed a new four-year deal,” Ferguson added. “Ben is seen as one of the best young goalkeepers in England and we genuinely see him as a successor to Edwin Van Der Sar.”