Edwin calm over contract
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Edwin van der Sar says he is not worried about his future at Manchester United.Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar says he is not worried about his future at the club.
The Dutch international's current contract expires next summer and talks over a new deal have yet to take place.
Van der Sar is not panicking over his contract situation and is focusing on his football.
"If you are 28, you might sign a four or five-year contract and think it might be your last," said van der Sar. "If you are 21, you might sign a five-year contract for your future. I am not at that age, so I am not worried about the situation.
"I have to take things step by step and make sure I still get pleasure out of the game.
"I had a good rest in the summer and went on a couple of nice holidays with my family to take my mind off the game.
"But I am enjoying pre-season and have done everything everybody else has done without any niggles or anything. That is the main thing."
Meanwhile, the former Fulham custodian admits he was not happy with some of his performances last season.
The 36-year-old made a couple of rare mistakes against Portsmouth and Roma last term and the keeper says he is working hard to eradicate any errors from his game.
"It is a mistake if you work harder to make up for errors," added van der Sar.
"You have to stick to your routines.
"I didn't have the same consistency at the end of the season as I had in the previous part of the season. I don't know why.
"It is difficult to be 100 per cent over the whole year but there were a couple of things not to my satisfaction.
"You have to analyse what happened and think about it - but then you have to get on with it."