Ben Foster’s Manchester United career has yet to really take off, following time away on loan, coupled with a shattering cruciate ligament injury.

The lad made a promising début against Derby last season and embarrassing enough, was our man of the match against arguably the worst side to ever play in the Premiership. He kept us in the game, saving well from a Kenny Miller striker, before Ronaldo sealed the points for us.

Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken out about Foster’s progress, which isn’t the promising news we’d all like to hear.

“You can suffer this kind of thing from time to time when you have had a cruciate operation,” said Fergie. “We are trying to manage the swelling but he is not ready to take part in any games. It is unfortunate for the lad because he was looking forward to the new season.”

Edwin Van der Sar has announced he is retiring at the end of this season, with Foster the man we expect to fill his boots. But he’ll need plenty more game time under his belt before he’s entrusted with a starting place in our team.

Do you want to see Foster starting 09-10 as our number 1?