United keeper Van der Sar rejects the chance to face Scotland with Holland

18 March 2009 11:39
Holland boss Bert van Marwijk has revealed he tried to lure Edwin van der Sar out of international retirement for a second time.   [LNB]Van Marwijk is facing a goalkeeping dilemma ahead of his side's World Cup qualifier with Scotland on Saturday week.   [LNB]Maarten Stekelenburg has been dropped by Ajax, while understudy Henk Timmer has been told he can leave Feyenoord after a dismal season.   [LNB][LNB][LNB] Out of Dutch: Van der Sar is finished with international football[LNB]Van der Sar, who has been one of the stars of Manchester United's[LNB]season, retired from international football after Euro 2008.   [LNB]The 38-year-old accepted an emergency call-up for last year's World Cup qualifiers against Iceland and Norway but turned down this latest offer.   [LNB]'Against my better judgment I called Edwin because of our present difficulties,' Van Marwijk told The Herald. 'We had agreed the book was closed before we had these injuries and while I knew what the answer would be, I still called him.   [LNB]'All our other keepers have a story to tell, sickness, injury or poor form but I will stick by Stekelenburg.   [LNB]'He has the most potential of all of them and is the best available. He is not playing for Ajax, and that is a disadvantage, but this gives him a chance to prove that he can come back stronger.'[LNB] Martin Samuel Part I: Why Moyes is not the right man to boss United[LNB]Gamble could be two risky: Burley calls Hutton and Gordon for double-header[LNB]Don't lose faith in Ferguson: Burley backing for under-fire skipper[LNB]Celtic's Hampden star Brown carries off the weight of expectation[LNB]MANCHESTER UNITED FC NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NET[LNB][LNB]  

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