Foster ready to push Edwin
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ben Foster is determined to press Edwin van der Sar to be Man United's first choice.
Ben Foster is determined to press Edwin van der Sar to be Manchester United's first choice goalkeeper next season.
Recently-capped England international Foster has spent the past two seasons on loan at Watford and has impressed in his first campaign in the Premiership.
He is due to return to Old Trafford in the summer and the signs are he will be challenging for a spot in the United side.
Foster has discussed the situation with Sir Alex Ferguson and outlined his intention to press Van der Sar for a starting role.
"I spoke to Sir Alex a few weeks ago regarding my future and he said 'you're going to come back here next season and just see what happens'," Foster told Sky Sports News.
"So I'm going to go back there and try and do as well as I can, and push Van der Sar all the way for the number one hopefully."
The keeper is also in the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2008 qualifiers against Israel and Andorra after making his debut in the February friendly against Spain.
He conceded a long free-kick from his England rival Paul Robinson on Saturday, but Foster has shrugged off the mistake and also the chance to start for his country.
He added: "Personally, I've come a long way in quite a short space of time. This is my second season as a playing professional footballer.
"I'm a pretty laidback person, I'm not the sort of person to go thinking 'I should be this or I should be that', or 'I want this and I want that'.
"Just whenever I have got a game I go out, play my football and hope I do as well as I can.
"If I get picked, brilliant, but at the moment it's not a massive deal for me."