Tomasz Kuszczak has had a rather eventful time in the two years and limitted appearances he’s had. The season before last he gave away a penalty against Arsenal, before going on to save it, and last season, as the subbed on goalkeeper, gave away another penalty and got sent off.

Whilst most United fans aren’t overly impressed with the Polish keeper, he’s had several decent performances for the club, and was our goalkeeper for the group stages in last year’s European Cup.

“We always like to sit down with all our young players as we want to look ahead and protect our future,” Ferguson said. “Top goalkeepers are hard to find and I believe we have three of the best here, and by securing Tomasz’s future we can consolidate our own.”

With the praise Ben Foster receives from the manager, it certainly appears as though it is the Englishman who has been lined up to replace Edwin Van der Sar, meaning Kuszczak would again be our second choice once Van der Sar hangs up his gloves.

Regardless, Kuszczak is impressed with the new deal, but still feels as though he has a lot more to prove.

“For the club to offer me an extension when I still have two years left shows the trust and support that I have from the club and Sir Alex,” he said. “I’m so happy as I have had a great time so far here, but there is still so much for me to prove and I want to continue working hard to ensure my position within this great team.”