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Ferguson warns Van der Sar

Bright future predicted for veteran's understudies

Edwin: Tough competition

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Sir Alex Ferguson has told Edwin van der Sar that he will have to fight for his Manchester United place next season.

Despite signing a new one-year deal at Old Trafford, the 38-year-old goalkeeper will have no first-team guarantees as Tomasz Kuszczak and Ben Foster are also competing for the No.1 shirt.

"Next season we're going to make it more competitive," the Manchester United boss told the Daily Mirror.

Fresh

"It will be the best man for the job really.

"We're using Ben and Tomasz quite a bit now and that lets us keep Edwin fresh for big games.

"Edwin has bought into it very well."

Ferguson added: "He understands the reasons and has played a great part in making sure there's a good future for Ben and Tomasz."