Foster and Kuszczak receive Fergie backing

08 August 2009 11:43
Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced Ben Foster and Tomasz Kuszczak are both capable of filling Edwin van der Sar's shoes during his enforced absence through injury. That is why he has ruled out bringing in a more experienced goalkeeper, with the Dutchman expected to be sidelined for up to 10 weeks as his broken fingers heal. Ferguson has yet to name his preferred choice against Chelsea in Sunday's Community Shield, but insisted: "I have no interest in anyone else. I am definitely happy with what I have got. "Strangely Ben Amos also broke a finger training with England's youth team, so he is out of the question but we can also call on Tom Heaton." Ferguson would not be drawn on whether he would be naming a regular starter between the posts while Van der Sar recovers. Both Foster and Kuszczak played a half in the 2-0 victory against Valencia in midweek. "It depends on performances really," he said. "If you have watched the games Ben and Tomasz have played, Tomasz has had more activity and therefore more saves to make. But I will speak to both of them about the situation. We have a selection dilemma as to who plays in goal on Sunday. It is not an easy one for me."

Source: Eurosport

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