Van der Sar ponders future
Dutchman to decide whether to continue playing in December
By Richard Bailey. Last Updated: September 24, 2009 9:43am
Van der Sar: Will make decision in December
Edwin van der Sar has revealed that he will make his mind up over his future in December.
The soon-to-be 39-year-old is currently on the sidelines nursing a hand injury but admits that the time to call it a day is getting ever closer.
However the Manchester United goalkeeper performed admirably last season as the Red Devils claimed their third straight Premier League crown leaving many to suggest that the shot-stopper could continue for years to come.
With Ben Foster challenging the Dutchman for the No.1 jersey at Old Trafford, despite a somewhat shaky start to the season, Van der Sar may opt to hang up his gloves while he is still at the top of his game.
"I've said for a few years that it sometimes may be my last season," he told Sportsweek.
"Six months before my contract with Manchester United ended in December 2006, we extended for one year and so far it has been the same every time.
"I wait each season to see how or where I stand, if everyone is happy and if I can get motivated.
"But I know, because I always get older, it is increasingly likely that this will be my last season.
"In December, it will be clear how it goes. By then, I'll have clarity. It is a horrible dilemma.
"On the one hand I do not oversleep, I feel as good as a few years ago."