Van der Sar extends United contract

BY foxsports • February 26, 2010

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has signed a new one-year contract.

The veteran Dutchman will now remain at Old Trafford until June 2011.

Van der Sar, 39, said: "I still feel good and am enjoying my football."

Van der Sar suffered two lengthy absences before being granted compassionate leave just before Christmas when his wife Annemarie suffered a brain hemorrhage.

He said: "This is a great club and I was shown a great deal of compassion and support during a difficult time in December and January for which I am extremely grateful. I am looking forward to winning more trophies with this great team."

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was thrilled to tie up his first-choice goalkeeper for another year.

Ferguson told "Edwin's professionalism and dedication to his job and the way he looks after himself has given him the longevity in the game.

"That longevity includes such great experience not just at United, but at Juventus, Ajax and on an international level. We are absolutely delighted he is continuing for another year."

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