Manchester United are looking to offer a new coaching role for Edwin van Der Sar once he retires. The goalkeeper has yet to officially state his intentions, but manager Sir Alex Ferguson reckons this campaign will be the 40-year-old’s last.
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Edwin van der Sar is happy with his relationship with Manchester United goalkeepers Ben Foster and Tomasz Kuszczak.
Edwin van der Sar was delighted with the way Manchester United clinched the Premiership title on Sunday.
"It is so much better to actually win it on the day," said the Dutchman. "This feels so much better than last year. I was grateful to win it last year and I was very happy but this has felt so much better. It might mean having to go through a few anxieties but it was all worth it."
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits the club's senior players play a major role in new signings settling at Old Trafford.
Fergie said: "I see them all sat at the table and we have Spanish, Argentinians, Brazilians, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Koreans and Serbians all communicating and understanding each other and laughing, and I say to myself why can't they understand me?
Edwin van der Sar admits Manchester United are missing crocked defender Nemanja Vidic.
Van der Sar said: "Of course we miss him, he is a very important player for us.
"It is no coincidence that with Vidic absent we had some problems but the players who came in did okay."
Manchester United overcame Derby's resilience to move within a point of Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Derby's lack of a serious attacking threat was always going to limit their hopes of upsetting the champions. And United's midfield, which included Michael Carrick as a late replacement after Owen Hargreaves was injured in the warm-up, gradually took a grip on the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to help Manchester United see off Fulham and move second, closing the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal to three points.
Gary Megson claimed his first win in charge of Bolton with the unlikely scalp of Manchester United, thanks to Nicolas Anelka's early strike.
United experienced their only previous league defeat this season back in August - against Manchester City - whereas that same month marked Bolton's only win in the Premier League - 3-0 against Reading.
Manchester United moved three points clear at the top of the Premier League thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's double.
Prior to Saturday Blackburn had recorded seven wins in eight games and initially Rovers more than matched United, with strikers Roque Santa Cruz and Benni McCarthy looking lively.
Sir Alex Ferguson says he expects Gary Neville to be fit and ready to play for United after the international break.
The United boss revealed that the injury is not as bad as first feared and believes Neville will be in contention to make his comeback during the Reds' 24 November trip to Bolton, ironically the team he suffered his initial against nearly eight months ago.