Van der Sar remains cautious
Edwin van der Sar insists no-one at Man Utd is getting carried away by the club's success this season.
By Chris Burton
Last Updated: 06/03/09 3:37pm
Edwin van der Sar has told skysports.com no-one at Manchester United is getting carried away by the club's success this season.
The Red Devils remain on course to claim an unprecedented quintuple, with Club World Cup and Carling Cup glory already safely secured.
They continue to lead the way in the Premier League title race and have progressed safely through to the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League and the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, where they will face Fulham on Saturday.
Despite those incredible achievements this term, Van der Sar insists everyone at Old Trafford is refusing to read too much into the media hype surrounding the club, with short-term targets representing the height of their ambitions.
"No-one is talking about winning everything," the veteran Dutch keeper told skysports.com.
"We are just talking about every game as it comes and hope for the best.
"The next game is always the most important and then at the end of the season hopefully we will have taken as many trophies as possible. We have to just focus on trying to be successful."
Van der Sar is certainly hoping to make the most of United's successes this year, with his illustrious career coming towards a close.
He has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2010, with that likely to represent the moment he steps away from the game.
By the end of the 2009/10 campaign he will have been involved in top-level football for two decades, with the 38-year-old admitting he needs some time away from the field before deciding whether or not to head into coaching or management.
"I have no plans to do that straight away, I plan to take a break," he said.
"I want to be able to spend time with my family and friends. I have spent many years travelling around staying in hotels, but not seeing anywhere.
"I want to be able to relax before I decide what to do next. I want to become a tourist!"
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