Foster thrilled to get United run out
The goalkeeper replaced Edwin van der Sar for Tuesday's 3-0 win, having not featured since the 1-0 UEFA Champions League defeat by Besiktas in late November. Foster had started the season as United's first-choice keeper due to an injury to Van der Sar, but has found himself behind both the Dutchman and Tomasz Kuszczak in the pecking order of late. However, with a place in England's World Cup squad up for grabs, the 26-year-old is keen to remain involved in Sir Alex Ferguson's plans at Old Trafford. "It's nice to get a run-out," Foster told MUTV. "It was a good game for me to get involved in. "I knew maybe a week ago, the boss told me so it gives you plenty of time to prepare mentally. Obviously I haven't played for a few months and it's nice to know you're going to be playing. "It's not nice when you're not even on the bench sometimes and you're not involved in the squad. With it being a World Cup year it's an important time, you need to be involved, but hopefully it's the start of a few more games coming my way. "That's all I can look forward to really. I think I need to play some more games. "Obviously it's not down to me. If I get a chance, I've just got to do as well as I can do. That's all I can do at the moment." Foster, who was United's penalty shoot-out hero in last season's Carling Cup final win over Tottenham, does not expect his recall against West Ham to lead to another appearance at Wembley against Aston Villa this weekend. He added: "I'm not really counting on anything like that (being involved), this is my first game in three months. It'd be a bit ambitious to expect to be playing in the final on Sunday as well. "If I'm involved I'll be happy. But so long as we win the match and retain that trophy, we'll all be happy."