Edwin expects United input
Edwin van der Sar believes he will speak to Sir Alex Ferguson regarding his replacement at Man Utd.
Last Updated: 01/02/11 7:09am
Edwin van der Sar believes he will speak to Sir Alex Ferguson regarding his possible replacement as Manchester United's No.1 goalkeeper.
The veteran Dutchman revealed last week that he will retire at the end of the season and a list of names has been put forward as his successor.
His current understudy Tomasz Kuszczak will be in contention for the job, while recent signing Anders Lindegaard made his debut in Saturday's FA Cup win over Southampton.
However, Ferguson also has the option of bringing in a new keeper, with Van der Sar's compatriot Maarten Stekelenburg reportedly top of the wanted list.
Van der Sar expects Ferguson to have already drawn up potential candidates for the post, but feels he may have some input into the eventual decision.
"I think the manager will talk to me," said Van der Sar.
"Obviously you have some conversations about yourself or about other things.
"But I presume they have done some homework already because I don't think this is a big shock.
"I would expect them to have a few possibilities on their radar."
The 40-year-old is now hoping to finish his playing days by helping United to win another trophy, but insists missing out on a medal will not ruin the end of his career.
He added: "It would be a strange thing to say I was going to carry on for another year just to do something. That would be like forcing things.
"There is always a chance you could finish up with nothing.
"Sure, you would be disappointed if that is what happens. But that is not going to change what I achieved in the rest of my career.
"But with the players we have here and the determination of the boss, we must focus on doing everything right and make sure we get something."