1,302 minutes and counting! What Man United star Edwin could have done with his time

19 February 2009 09:58
Edwin van der Sar's extraordinary run of clean sheets in the Barclays Premier Leagues goes on and on.

The Manchester United

star kept out Fulham

at Old Trafford to extend his record to an incredible 14 games.

That is a whopping 1,302 minutes without conceding - and Sportsmail has got thinking on just what else the keeper could have done in the almost 22 hours he has spent unbeaten between the sticks.

Human shield: Edwin van der Sar

1. Count the £10,333 he earns in wages every 22 hours.

2. Watch every minute of United's triumphant Champions League campaign from last season - including that penalty save from Nicolas Anelka in the Moscow final against Chelsea.

Memories: Van der Sar could savour watching his European Cup-winning penalty save over and over again

3. Drive to Wembley and back to Manchester three times. Beware the traffic, though.

4. Fly to his native Holland and back seven times.

5. Watch a replay of last year's epic Wimbledon final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer four times in a row - with time for a half-hour kip before each viewing.

Epic: But Rafa Nadal's Wimbledon victory against Roger Federer lasted only a quarter of the time it has taken Van der Sar to maintain his record

6. Time to make Heston Blumenthal's perfect spaghetti bolognese three times. Recommended simmering time: seven to eight hours.

7. Complete a 'normal' 22-hour shift on one of the dangerous fishing boats featured in the hit TV series Deadliest Catch.

8. Sit down for the entire first series of 24 with time for a cup of tea between each episode.

Marathon: Kiefer Sutherland (centre) as Jack Bauer with fellow stars from the first series of 24

9. Plenty of time to complete the Ironman Triathlon. A 2.4 mile swim and 112m bike followed by a marathon. Current world record: 8hrs 4mins 8sec.

10. Do 28 full cycles on the Tube's Circle Line (journey time: 47 minutes). Regular commuters will deny one is possible, let alone 28.

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