Ferguson rules out Foster loan

15 January 2010 11:08

Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out any possibility of Ben Foster going out on loan to further his World Cup dream.

With Edwin van der Sar due to return for Manchester United against Burnley on Saturday and Tomasz Kuszczak has establishing himself as the veteran Dutchman's deputy in the last 11 games, leading to mounting that the former Watford star will be allowed to leave during the current transfer window.

"There is absolutely no chance of loaning Ben out, absolutely none," said Ferguson.

"The World Cup is four months ahead. Let's hope he gets some football that gives him a chance.

"It is Fabio's decision but Ben's qualities are going to put him forward as a definite choice and England are not endowed with great goalkeepers."

On the other hand, Ferguson feels he is, especially as Kuszczak has produced some eye-catching performances of late.

Yet the United manager expects Kuszczak to show an element of understanding should Van der Sar get the nod tomorrow.

Initially ruled out by a knee injury picked up against Everton on November 21, Van der Sar has more recently been back home in Holland helping wife Annemarie, who collapsed before Christmas after suffering a stroke, from which she has since thankfully recovered.

"I know that for a young lad like Tomasz it will be disappointing because he has been doing well," said Ferguson.

"But he has to understand that bringing Edwin back is going to help him because he can only gain from watching Van der Sar. Edwin cannot last forever, of course, and these moments should be cherished by Tomasz learning from someone like him."

Source: PA