Fab Foster: Cup hero lands four-year deal as United plan for the future
03 March 2009 12:06
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Ben Foster is to be rewarded for his Wembley heroics with a new four-year contract as Manchester United look to build on their latest triumph.
Such is United's control of the domestic game, Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has warned English football that it faces years of Old Trafford dominance.
Goalkeeper Foster is an example of United's second tier of talent coming through, as shown by his Carling Cup penalty shoot-out save and all-action performance against Tottenham.
A new £25,000-a-week deal for the 25-year-old, who has already been capped by England, is on the table.
United will offer first-choice keeper Edwin van der Sar, 38, an improved one-year contract in the near future but Foster is poised to move ahead of Tomasz Kuszczak as the Dutchman's recognised understudy.
Foster said: 'United are the biggest club in the world and I want to stay as long as I can. I'm only 25 and that's young for a keeper. Hopefully, I'll have a decade or more here and I want this to be the first of many more trophies to come my way.'
Foster revealed he spoke to Fabio Capello for the first time when United went up to receive the cup on Sunday and he is determined to convince the England coach he is worthy of a place in the squad for next year's World Cup.
'I've got my eyes on being in South Africa next summer,' added Foster, capped by Steve McClaren against Spain in 2007.
'That's a big target for me, like any player.' United's iPod hero Foster broke no rules watching Spurs penalties on video